President Donald Trump criticized the Iranian government and questioned the fortitude of the Iran nuclear deal during his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. Trump called for the world to confront Iran, and painted a picture of the "reckless regime" whose chief exports he described as "violence, bloodshed, and chaos." "The longest suffering victims of Iran's leaders are, in fact, its own people," Trump said. "Rather than use its resources to improve Iranian lives, its oil profits go to fund Hezbollah and other terrorists that kill innocent Muslims and attack their peaceful Arab and Israeli neighbors."
"The Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into," Trump said. "Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States and I don't think you've heard the last of it, believe me." Trump called on Iran to free Americans and other foreigners being "unjustly detained" by the Iranian government, and said the Iranian regime is more frightened by its citizens than almost anything else in the world. Trump identified the "vast military power of the United States" as the one exception.