'I didn't expect that reaction': Trump's boasting provokes laughter at UN

World leaders laugh as Trump boasts of his achievements

'I didn't expect that reaction': Trump's boasting provokes laughter at UN

"Didn't expect that reaction, but that's OK", the US President said.

In his General Assembly address, Rouhani was to stress that Iran continues to stick to the 2015 deal and portray the United States as a pariah for breaking its worldwide commitments.

President Donald Trump repeatedly says "the world is laughing at us" when bashing his political rivals or ideas that go against his agenda.

In June, Trump claimed that he has "accomplished a lot - many believe more than any President in his first 500 days", pointing to tax and regulation cuts and "Best Economy & Jobs EVER".

"Even in praising those states, like Jordan, that are bearing the brunt of the global flow of refugees, Trump managed to hide behind the work of others to mask administration policies that are harming the most vulnerable", said Rob Berschinski, the group's vice president for policy.

Tying his disparate targets together was his administration's rejection of multilateral institutions and a warm embrace of the nationalist populisms that have wracked politics around the world.

The last time Trump addressed the UNGA he warned the U.S. would "totally destroy North Korea" if forced to defend itself or its allies.

Activists and Democratic lawmakers were quick to react.

Both countries' presidents are attending the annual United Nations General Assembly in NY.

Trump called it a "very big deal" and said the new agreement would make significant improvements to reduce the trade deficit between the countries and create new opportunities to export American products to South Korea.

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Amid a growing trade war with China, Trump said that the commercial imbalance with the Asian power "cannot be tolerated" and reserved harsh words for OPEC, the global oil cartel that includes both U.S. allies and foes.

He also asked, "all nations to isolate Iran's regime as long as it continues".

Foes for decades, Washington and Tehran have been increasingly at odds since May, when the Republican US president pulled out of the 2015 worldwide nuclear deal with Iran and announced sanctions against the OPEC member.

"[They cannot] possess the means to deliver a nuclear warhead", he said.

"The murderous regime and its supporters will face significant consequences if they do not change their behavior". Moments later, Trump reversed course and launched a broadside against OPEC (of which the Gulf states are the key members) for "ripping off the rest of the world".

Trump's remarks, much of which were dedicated to isolationist rhetoric denigrating immigration and global institutions, were not all met with plaudits in real time. Instead, in a hard-edged speech that was reminiscent of his historically dark inauguration address, he took on the entire worldwide community and its underlying principles of multilateralism and cooperation.

Following is an excerpt from the speech, providing an update on this year's policies vis a vis the Middle East and Iran. "They must contribute substantially to military protection from now on". But in a live appearance on Monday's News at Nine, former Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi said he sees a shift in Europe's mood on the issue.

Oil prices are now above $80 a barrel-but OPEC has boosted oil output in recent months. Rod Rosenstein was reported last week to have floated the idea of secretly recording Trump a year ago and to have raised the idea of using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.

"We will no longer tolerate such abuse". "We will not allow our workers to be victimized, our companies to be cheated".

Referring to his tariff war with China, Mr. Trump said the USA has lost 3 million manufacturing jobs since China joined the WTO.

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