UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump defined Iran in harsh terms during a major address to the United Nations on Tuesday, defending his administration's decision to pull the U.S. out the controversial 2015 nuclear agreement.
"Iran’s leaders sow chaos, death and destruction," Trump told representatives from more than 130 other countries meeting in New York. "Iran’s leaders plunder the nation’s resources to enrich themselves and to spread mayhem across the Middle East and far beyond."
Trump's remarks focused heavily on the concept of sovereignty over globalism, which he said the United States rejects. The "America first" remarks drew on a similar speech he delivered at last year's United Nations, but included more detailed examples of how that vision informs his policies on trade, immigration and the world's hot spots.