September 21, 2017

Analysis: Trump's U.N. trip sets up showdown with Iran and North Korea over nukes

By Richard Fontaine

Source: USA Today

Journalist(s) David Jackson

NEW YORK — It's not every year at the United Nations that an American president condemns one country as "a murderous regime" and threatens another with nuclear destruction — but Donald Trump has never been one to stick to diplomatic norms.

Few American presidents have made the history books during annual trips to the United Nations General Assembly. Yet the former New York businessman's foray into a 193-country diplomatic minefield will likely be remembered for its unusual and unadorned attacks on Iran and North Korea that could set the stage for months or even years of nuclear-fueled tension and uncertainty.

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  • Richard Fontaine

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    Richard Fontaine is the President of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). He served as a Senior Advisor and Senior Fellow at CNAS from 2009-2012 and previously as fo...