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Trump blasts Iran regime at UN

Trump said the people of Iran want change in his debut address to the UN, but his advisers insist regime change isn’t on the table.
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - HP1ED9J1M62W6

NEW YORK — US President Donald Trump, in his debut address to the United Nations today, lumped Iran in with North Korea as a “rogue regime.” His call for the world to shun Iran clashed sharply with other parts of his speech, where he repeatedly focused on sovereignty and made no mention of the repression of autocratic US allies such as Saudi Arabia.

“The entire world understands that the good people of Iran want change, and, other than the vast military power of the United States, that Iran's people are what their leaders fear the most,” Trump said. “This is what causes the regime to restrict internet access, tear down satellite dishes, shoot unarmed student protesters and imprison political reformers.”

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