President Donald Trump is expected to praise diplomatic progress with North Korea and address escalating issues with Iran and Syria in his speech this morning at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Trump is scheduled to speak second in a long list of world leaders addressing the assembly. He will speak after Brazilian President Michel Temer, who is scheduled to speak at 9 a.m. EST.
One year after Trump famously called Kim Jong Un a “Rocket Man … on a suicide mission for himself” in his speech before the U.N., he will reinforce his goal of a denuclearized North Korea.
Trump is also expected to have strong words for Iran, which the administration says is violating Security Council resolutions and is one of the “absolute worst in the world,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters in a briefing Monday. Trump will also call for global action against the scourge of drug trafficking, narcotics production and substance abuse, Pompeo said.