News ID: 201332
Published: 0114 GMT September 26, 2017

MP: Trump’s UN speech reminiscent of World War rhetoric

MP: Trump’s UN speech reminiscent of World War rhetoric

The language employed by US President Donald Trump in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly is reminiscent of the rhetoric used during World War eras, an Iranian MP said on Tuesday.

Trump’s remarks at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly was the manifestation of his anger, since the US does not possess the power he thinks, said Heshmatollah Falahat Pisheh, member of the National Security and Foreign Relations Committee at the Iranian Parliament, IRNA reported.

In his UN speech last Tuesday, Trump lashed out at Iran and the historic nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed between Iran and the P5+1 Group in 2015, saying, “The Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into.”

The language used by the US President was in contradiction to the realities of today’s world, Falahat Pisheh said.

He noted that Trump proved that developing countries are not the only states prone to be governed by dictators like former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, stressing that so-called developed countries also face this risk.

“There are numerous Gaddafis, and Trump is one of them,” the Iranian lawmaker added.

Falahat Pisheh urged the European countries to distance themselves from such an approach by Trump.

Many European nations, truly, described Trump’s UN speech as unwise and arrogant, he said.

Commenting on Trump’s speech, Anjali Dayal, an international security professor at Fordham University, said, “It is hard to square the idea of sovereignty as non-interference with his language on North Korea, Iran, and Venezuela,” according to the Independent.

In an attempt to present a good image of himself, Trump frequently resorted to the term ‘sovereign nations.’

On Monday, in a forum at the Atlantic Council in Washington, the French ambassador to the US, Gérard Araud, rejected the idea of renegotiating the nuclear deal with Iran.

Trump has stressed that the accord should be revised.

“The agreement is working as it is,” Araud said.


Resource: IRNA
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