US President Donald Trump has told the United Nationals General Assembly that the internationally-negotiated nuclear agreement with Iran is an “embarrassment” to the United States, raising question whether he intends to stay in the 2015 accord.
Trump made his maiden speech before the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, addressing issues like terrorism, North Korea’s nuclear program and the Iran deal.
The Republican president described the Iran nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as “the worst and most one-sided transaction the US has ever entered into”, a characterization he often used during his presidential campaign.
The White House has until October 15 to notify Congress about whether it believes Iran is in compliance with the deal.
“I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it, believe me,” Trump said.
Trump also accused the Iranian government of exporting “violence, bloodshed and chaos.”