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yes and they must contribute substantially to military protection from now on. we are not going to put up with that. these horrible prices much longer. reliance on a single foreign supplier can leave a nation vulnerable to extortion and intimidation that is why we can graduate. the european states such as poland for leading the construction of a baltic pipeline so that nations are not dependent on russia to meet their energy needs germany will become totally dependent on russian energy if it does not immediately change course. here in the western hemisphere we are committed to maintaining our independence from the encroachment of expansion foreign powers. it has been the formal policy of our country
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since president monro that we reject the interference of foreign nations in this hemisphere and in our own affairs. the united states has recently strengthened our laws to better screen foreign investments in our country for national security threats. and we welcome cooperation with countries in this region and around the world. that wish to do the same you need to do it for your own protection. the united states is also working with partners in latin america to confront threats to sovereignty from uncontrolled migration tolerance for human struggling. and human smuggling and trafficking. is not you mane it's
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a horrible thing that's going on at levels that nobody is ever seen before it's very very cruel. and illegal immigration funds criminal networks ruthless gangs and the flow of deadly drugs illegal immigration exploits vulnerable populations hurts hard working citizens and has produced a vicious cycle of crime violence and poverty. only by upholding national borders destroying criminal gangs can we break this cycle in establishing a real foundation for prosperity. we recognize the right of every nation in this room to set its own immigration policy in accordance with its national interests.
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just as we ask other countries to respect our own right to do the same which we are doing. that is one reason the united states will not participate in the new global compact on migration migration should not be governed by an international body unaccountable to our own citizens ultimately the only long term solution to the migration crisis is to help people build more hopeful futures in their home countries make. their countries great again. currently we are witnessing. a human tragedy. as an example. in venezuela. more than two million people have fled the anguish inflicted by the socialist madeira regime and its cuban sponsors
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not long ago venezuela was one of the richest countries on earth. today socialism has bankrupted the oil rich nation. and driven its people into abject poverty. virtually everywhere socialism or communism has been tried it has produced suffering corruption and decay. socialism's thirst for power leads to expansion incursion and no pressure. all nations of the world should resist socialism. and the misery that it bring us to everyone. in that spirit we asked the nations gathered here to join us in calling for the restoration of democracy in venezuela. today we are announcing additional sanctions against.
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the repressive regime targeting the doers inner circle and close advisors we are grateful for all of the work the united nations does around the world to help people build better lives. for themselves and their families the united states is the world's largest giver in the world by far of foreign aid but few give anything to us. that is why we are taking a hard look at u.s. foreign assistance. that will be headed up by secretary of state. mike. we will examine what is working what is not working and whether the countries who receive our dollars and our protection also have our interests at heart. moving forward we are only going to
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give foreign aid to those who respect us. and frankly our our friends. and we expect other countries to pay their fair share for the cost of their defense. the united states is committed to making the united nations more effective. and accountable i have said many times that the united nations has unlimited potential. as part of our reform effort i have told our negotiators that the united states will not pay more than twenty five percent of the un peacekeeping budget this will encourage other countries to step up get involved and also share in this very large bird. and we are working to shift more of our funding from
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assessed contributions to voluntary so that we can target american resources to the programs with the best record of success only when each of us does our part and contributes our share. can we realize the un's highest aspirations. we must pursue peace without fear hope without despair and security without apology. looking around this hall where so much history has transpired. we think of the many before us who have come here to address the challenges of their nations and of their times. and their thoughts turn to the same question that ran through all their speeches and resolutions to every word and every hope. it is the question of what kind of world
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will we leave for our children. and what kind of nations they will inherit. the dreams that fill this hall today are as diverse as the people who have stood at this podium. and as varied as the countries represented right here. in this body. are. it really is something it really is great great history. there is india a free society over a billion people. successfully lifting countless millions out of poverty and into the middle class. there is saudi arabia where king solomon and the crown prince are pursuing bold do reforms. there is israel proudly celebrating its seventieth
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anniversary as a thriving democracy in the holy land. in poland a great people are standing up for their independence their security and their sovereignty many countries are pursuing their own unique visions building their own hopeful futures and chasing their own wonderful dreams of destiny. of legacy. and of a home. the whole world is richer. humanity is better because of this beautiful constellation of nations. each very special each very unique and each shining brightly in its part of the world. in each one we see the awesome promise of a people band together by a shared past and working toward
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a common future. as for americans we know what kind of future we want for ourselves. we know what kind of a nation america must always be. in america we believe in the majesty of freedom and the dignity of the individual we believe in self government and the rule of law and we prize the culture that sustains our liberty and culture built on strong families deep faith and fierce independence we celebrate our heroes we treasure our traditions. and above all we love our country. inside everyone in this great chamber today and every one listening all around that low. fair is the heart of
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a patriot that feels the same powerful love for your nation the same intense loyalty to your homeland the passion that burns in the hearts of patriots and the souls of nations has inspired reform and revolution. sacrifice and selfless scientific breakthroughs and magnificent works of art. our task is not to erase it but to embrace it to build with it to draw on its ancient wisdom and to find within it the will to make our nations greater. our region safer and the world better. to unleash this incredible potential in our people. we must defend the foundations that make it all possible. sovereign and independent
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nations are the only vehicle where freedom has ever survived. democracy as ever and. were peace. has ever prospered. and so we must protect our sovereignty and our cherished independence above all. when we do we will find new avenues for cooperation. unfolding before us we will find new passion for peacemaking rising within us we will find new purpose new resolve and new spirit flourishing all around us and making this a more beautiful world in which to live. so together let us choose a future of patriotism. prosperity and. let us choose peace and
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freedom over domination and defeat. and let us come here to this place to stand for our people and their nations forever straw forever solver. forever just. and wherever thankful for the grace and the goodness and the glory of god. thank you god bless you and god bless the nations of the world thank you very much and was. on behalf of the journalists. i wish to thank them and we were listening there to the u.s. president donald trump speaking to the u.n. general assembly went through a whole raft of issues too didn't cross the world with talking about north korea yemen also of syria iran went on to talk about the middle east he had gibes that
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china and the way he claims it manipulated its currency to benefit itself and said that the trade deficit with china has to be reduced he also talked and criticised about opec saying that that is artificially keeping all prices high in his words he said that is not good offered advice to germany to saying it was too closely reliant on russian gas but at the start of his speech he did also say it's not our job to tell countries what to do we won't tell you how to live or how to worship so we went through a whole raft of things there we can digest some of it see with our own when the show maybe he's a political analyst security analyst and he's with us now is the editor of the weekly in beirut in lebanon quite a speech there he went through a huge number of points today what were the key points he made for you. well actually before his speech this is when the opening session was there as the secretary general of the united nations had
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a speech and he talked about the world becoming more polarized and that's exactly what the speech of mr trump was about. polarizing the world because he actually launched an attack against a number of countries against a number of organizations he attacked the u.n. human rights commission and he attacked the i.c.c. the international court court criminal court he attacked syria and threatened syria that if it uses chemical weapons he will actually resort to violence see he attacked venezuela he attacked he attacked socialism he attacked opec he criticized the united nations and threatened to cut down the actual american contribution and at the beginning of his speech he actually flexed his muscles by actually threatening the world with the with talking about how much the u.s. spends on the military industry he gave a number he gave seven hundred billion dollars and increasing next year to seven hundred sixteen billion dollars that's how he started this speech and then at the
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end of the speech he talked about peace and this is an interesting interesting contrast the speech was was especially aggressive towards iran where he called upon the nation of the world to isolate iran and that is a very strong a strong statement it's not new yet to actually show his foreign policy and his position of his administration on they are on foreign policy in the general assembly is actually quite significant and ironic because he and mr bolton always criticize the united nations so they took this as a podium to announce their most important declaration on foreign affairs so that's also an interesting point i mean the speech is still i did. read the speech yet we just listened to it a few seconds ago source these are the main points that i can think about at the
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beginning but since we're in lebanon on and it was very interesting that he pointed out that jordan jordan and he thanked jordan for welcoming the refugees and it's true that jordan welcomed a lot of refugees but he didn't mention lebanon where's the united nations recognize that lebanon has the highest per capita refugees in the world and that wasn't even mentioned you know or issue was raised so that is also a point sure the thing that sort of struck me too was that he was going over quite quickly complex issues and giving very simple simple accounts of what is wrong in that part of the world when there are many counter-arguments to it we didn't really get to hear any of them did we i mean when he was talking about iran he says they are the aggressor and they want expansion and he said that many countries do back my decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal which is when any country more importantly and that's the whole issue now. disregard that this completely didn't even talk about it but when i said at the beginning that he was more pushing
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towards a polarization of the world he he gave actual praise directories to the kingdom of saudi arabia to india to israel you know and to poland and he talked about patriotism he had very strong words about patriotism almost so strong that it could be perhaps qualified as a kind of a new rise of you know he's calling for nationalist extreme nationalism and that is unfortunate because that moves the world towards a more and more difficult place to actually manage in a peaceful way from the united nations and it was it's also ironic because the president of the general assembly. from ecuador fernandez's been also said that the first point the most important priority is gender equality and how ironic that you know it is mr trump who had who captured the highlight of this to try. it is known for his sexist comments and is sexist positions especially during elections so i think this is a very interesting speech that would require more more analysis further analysis i
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think that mr bolton rightly announced the most important features of this speech yesterday on fox news when he said that this is a speech that will talk about america first and the sovereignty of america and with the stress that for because he knows very well that the americans and the american intelligence american army american operative government operatives have violated international law and he doesn't want to hold them accountable at the i.c.c. so he had a very strong words towards the i.c.c. and the and this is an organization that was created in the in two thousand and ninety nine two thousand and. many countries are have signed the euro. declaration and they are part of the i.c.c. so this attack is attacking all the nations who believe in the i.c.c. as an organization that is capable of bringing justice forward so it's also another contradiction because he talks about the rule of law and at the same time he attacks the international criminal court and you know it so i'm not sure that his
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speech on a on an ideological level on a strategic level holds all together it has a lot of contradictions and weaknesses although i think that it's not his concern he was more concerned with his you know he's more i think he needs a populist approach more of you know the last part of his speech i think was directed to the american people more than the international community we're going to have to leave it there but really get it'll be fascinating to see the reaction as it comes into what we just heard over the last hour say that the security and political and it's going to be an editor of the weekly in beirut in lebanon thank you. ok well another man who was listening to all of that was our correspondent in new york and he joins us now. quite a speech and he went through an awful lot didn't a donald trump. how outdrew yes we're in
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fact done and dusted with the u.n. g.a. highlight of choose day donald. speech at the u.n. general assembly and you know there was quite an awkward the beginning to it when for some reason donald trump decided to tell the whole world that his administration is doing a great job and let's just have a look at what that situation was like. in less than two years my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country. america so true. didn't expect to react. to it through.
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well that was the all the mormon theology and started laughing the rest of the speech was quite serious and i'll tell you what it is more or less back to you ok thanks. for trying to there in new york first covering events let's go back now to a. plan he's an author i'm right we were speaking to him earlier before the speech we went through didn't we adèle some of the things he was going to talk about and we weren't disappointed if that's the right word he certainly fulfilled all expectations on the agenda what were the key points feeing. well actually we were absolutely correct when he predicted that the major issues which. is going to tackle i believe this beach i can see if the two sides the first was directed to united states people he is telling them you know time to use the you know united nation. platform an order to boost
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his election ambition we know that you know he talked about his achievement this kind of talking about is that she is that it that to the american people that other side which i believe is extremely dangerous he was actually banking that drums of war he actually declared war against iran he declared the war against creed war against the whole world he declared the war against socialism he actually declared the war against opic and the only producing that that is so this is this is how i see it when it comes to syria it i was really amazed he said there is no solution or he implied there is no solution in syria for actually tackling the problem of iran he would he would threaten to impose more sanctions against iran and he actually deciding to establish a new nato in the middle. this need to actually consist of that gulf
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cooperation council six companies so they've given us that adventurous to waste on mom cut out and buy her and then you know and the top of that egypt and jordan this is alliance of war i believe he is preparing for a war in iran a war of the middle east i'm trying to mobilize actually. allies of countries which are suddenly companies in particular so this is this is very dangerous and pence that only i was really shocked to hear that he had it be to his credit that if i said that e.g. used chemical weapon we are going to take action this is some sort of you know it's not the news today but when he repeated this means the end of the war in vienna still and his head so we cannot exclude that completely the war against opec is very serious where two months ago he phoned i think the sound man of saudi arabia and said to him you must bomb two million barrels of oil in the market to flood the
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market and all the stupid use actually the prices of our he said we cannot actually accept these higher prices and we will act so here he is you know as president hu opic so there's something also in dependence produce them like russia and also saying that the in the we are not going to deliver. and that all when prices simply because we are looking for our economy well i'm looking for our empathy and he doesn't care about the web that the world actually into this or other humanity and that is all this is this is extremely dangerous i believe middle east after this speech will be extremely watery he praised only his allies and he actually lets you size or as fast everybody else i think it is a very very dangerous speech i believe he will make me a minute the actually in more danger and he could. create
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a lot of dust through catastrophes on and of at least in particular and other parts of the world i'm assuming i but when he was going through this speech he believed he was going to be winning over opinion free what he said but do you think that will actually be the case what will be the international reaction you think. well i believe this actually create some sort of annual dependent alliance which could actually consist of europe russia china india. other other other other also countries an older one from this threats from pam he is threatening that the stability of the whole work there this should be a quick action to be honest in order to better this kind of threats we the international community should stand against this kind of actually threats this
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kind of banging the drums of war from united see this man i honestly cannot be arrested so war here war there war three grade war. a sanction against some cause if you don't actually decided to act and throw its missiles everywhere.


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