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Trump Blasts Iran in UN Speech: Iran’s Leaders Sow Chaos, Death, and Destruction

In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, President Donald Trump blasted the Iranian regime as a “corrupt dictatorship”, saying that no solution can come to the destruction in Syria or the migrant crisis without also addressing Iran.

“Every solution to the humanitarian crisis in Syria must also include a strategy to address the brutal regime that has fueled and financed it. The corrupt dictatorship in Iran,’ said Trump. “Iran’s leaders sow chaos, death, and destruction. They do not respect their neighbors or borders. Or the sovereign rights of nations. Instead, Iran’s leaders plunder the nation’s resources to enrich themselves and to spread mayhem across the Middle East and far beyond.”

The President said his withdrawal from the Iran Deal was supported by other nations in the Middle East, and repeated the administration position that the deal was a windfall to the corrupt regime. “We cannot allow the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism to possess the planet’s most dangerous weapons,” he said.

“Every solution to the humanitarian crisis in Syria must also include a strategy to address the brutal regime that has fueled and financed it. The corrupt dictatorship in Iran. Iran’s leaders sow chaos, death, and destruction. They do not respect their neighbors or borders. Or the sovereign rights of nations. Instead, Iran’s leaders plunder the nation’s resources to enrich themselves and to spread mayhem across the Middle East and far beyond. The Iranian people are rightly outraged that their leaders have embezzled billions of dollars from Iran’s treasury, seized valuable portions of the economy, and looted the people’s religious endowments, all to line their own pockets and send their proxies to wage war. Not good. Iran’s neighbors have paid a heavy toll for the region’s agenda of aggression and expansion. That is why so many countries in the Middle East strongly supported my decision to withdraw the United States from the horrible 2015 Iran nuclear deal and reimpose nuclear sanctions. The Iran Deal was a windfall for Iran’s leaders. In the years since the deal was reached, Iran’s military budget grew nearly forty percent. The dictatorship used the funds to build nuclear capable missiles, increase internal repression, finance terrorism, and fund havoc and slaughter in Syria and Yemen. The United States has launched a campaign of economic pressure to deny the regime the funds it needs to advance its bloody agenda. Last month, we began reimposing hard-hitting nuclear sanctions that had been lifted under the Iran deal. Additional sanctions will resume November 5th. And more will follow. And we’re working with countries that import Iranian crude oil to cut their purchases substantially. We cannot allow the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism to possess the planet’s most dangerous weapons. We cannot allow a regime that chants ‘Death to America’ and threatens Israel with annihilation to possess the means to deliver a nuclear warhead to any city on Earth. Just can’t do it. We ask all nations to isolate Iran’s regime as long as its aggression continues. And we ask all nations to support Iran’s people as they struggle to reclaim their religious and righteous destiny.”

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