UN audience laughs as Donald Trump brags about administration's accomplishments

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly. AP

A year after calling North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "little rocket man" from the United Nations podium, Trump thanked Kim for working with the U.S.to return American hostages and the remains of soldiers killed in the Korean conflict.

Pompeo said the USA considers Iran the leading state sponsor of terrorism. "He'll call on every country to join our pressure campaign in order to thwart Iran's global torrent of destructive activity".

Mr. Kim requested a second meeting with Mr. Trump in a letter this month, and Mr. Trump said, "we will be doing that".

But Trump's bombastic foreign policy has faced significant criticism at home and overseas, and polls have shown a that majority of Americans surveyed feel the USA has lost respect worldwide under his leadership.

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Mr Trump began his second address to the United Nations by acknowledging what he had said in his first, before making claims about his administration's successes in government: "One year ago I stood before you for the first time in this grand hall".

Trump addressed the General Assembly after a news-filled day at the United Nations, where he vowed to continue sanctions against Iran to take down its nuclear programme and signed a revised trade deal with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Trump has pulled the USA out of a nuclear agreement with Iran while signing an agreement in principle with North Korea to abandon its nuclear program.

Multinational cooperation "is under fire precisely when we need it most", Guterres said Monday.

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The laughter came at the beginning of the speech, yet Trump pressed on, blasting Iran for spreading "mayhem across the Middle East and beyond", as well as China for a "trade imbalance".

Just a year ago, the U.S. and North Korea were publicly speaking of a nuclear confrontation but Mr Trump had historic first talks with Mr Kim in June. He emphasised that the sanctions will remain in place until denuclearisation occurs.

"Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime", Trump declared as he warned that the United States was prepared to "totally destroy North Korea".

During his speech, Trump bragged about the success of his administration, which was met with a chorus of laughter.

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