U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said prior to President Trump’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly that the speech would “slap” those who needed a slap and “hug” those who deserved a hug, and boy, was she right.
According to a CNN transcript of Trump’s speech, he demanded more be done to denuclearize North Korea, and delivered a significant blow to Syria and Iran, which drew smiles from the Israeli delegation.
“It is far past time for the nations of the world to confront another reckless regime, one that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing death to America, destruction to Israel, and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room,” Trump said.
“Rather than use its resources to improve Iranian lives, its oil profits go to fund Hezbollah and other terrorists that kill innocent Muslims and attack their peaceful Arab and Israeli neighbors,” he continued.
While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the rest of the Israeli government seemed to approve, the Syrian and Iranian representatives scowled and frowned. Particularly when he added the following statements:
“This wealth, which rightly belongs to Iran’s people, also goes to shore up Bashar al-Assad’s dictatorship, fuel Yemen’s civil war, and undermine peace throughout the entire Middle East.”
“We cannot let a murderous regime continue these destabilizing activities while building dangerous missiles and we cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program.”
“The Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into. Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it. Believe me.”