Trump ignores the UN Secretary General


September 19 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

Vesti  – translated by Inessa Sinchougova 

At the UN General Assembly, Donald Trump said that the US is interested in a political settlement of the conflict in Syria and  the fight against terrorism is considered one of the main priorities of its foreign policy. 

The deal with Iran was called shameful, and North Korea is promised its complete destruction in case of new threats. Trump’s speech came just a few minutes after UN Secretary General called upon the nations to abandon monologues and start a dialogue. But the American president does not seem to have heard him.

“The global concern about nuclear weapons is at the highest level since the end of the Cold War,” the Secretary-General of the United Nations said.

The fact that the grounds for apprehension is more than real, was followed by Donald Trump. Although he is also a beginner, he behaves in the United Nations in an emphatically businesslike manner. 

“If the US has to defend itself and its allies, we will have no choice but to destroy North Korea. A large part of the world’s countries are now in a state of conflict, and some states are generally going to hell,” the president said. 

According to the US President, the need for a coalition of strong independent countries, which are using their sovereignty for peace, is more urgent than ever. Sounds reasonable. But how is this consistent with the same UN reform that Trump wants to conduct under his dictation? Even the Allies are unhappy with the initiative. Emmanuel Macron (also at the General Assembly for the first time) demonstrated that he is not ready to blindly move in the wake of Washington. Together with Moscow and Beijing, Paris did not sign the ten points of the declaration prepared by the State Department the day before.

“The values ​​of tolerance, freedom, and humanity are at the heart of the United Nations, and I see that some of us, while speaking about the existing world, forget the lessons of history,” Emmanuel Macron said.

The position of the Macron demonstrates an important shift. Washington, it seems, is finding it increasingly difficult now even gaining support in Europe. It is this goal, that is, to strengthen American hegemony, that is being pursued with the envisaged UN restructuring by Trump.

The high-level debate is gaining momentum. 

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