Trump tells Se­cu­rity Coun­cil am­bas­sadors to get busy

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — S.A. Miller

Pres­i­dent Trump told am­bas­sadors from coun­tries on the United Na­tions Se­cu­rity Coun­cil on Mon­day that they were go­ing to be busy tack­ling prob­lems that the U.N. typ­i­cally avoids ad­dress­ing.

“You’re go­ing to be very busy peo­ple over the com­ing months and years,” Mr. Trump said at the open­ing of a work­ing lunch with the am­bas­sadors at the White House.

“The United Na­tions doesn’t like tak­ing on cer­tain prob­lems,” he con­tin­ued, cit­ing the Syr­ian regimes use of chem­i­cal weapons against its peo­ple. “I en­cour­age the Se­cu­rity Coun­cil to come to­gether to take ac­tion on all of these many threats.”

The pres­i­dent also spoke of the ris­ing ten­sions with North Korea, call­ing the reclu­sive com­mu­nist coun­try “a real threat to the world.”

“North Korea is a big world prob­lem,” he told the am­bas­sadors and their spouses. “Peo­ple have put blin­ders on for decades.”

Mr. Trump showed he was will­ing to project U.S. mil­i­tary power ear­lier this month with a mis­sile strike against the regime of Syr­ian Pres­i­dent Bashar As­sad af­ter a chem­i­cal at­tack killed at least 90 peo­ple, in­clud­ing women and chil­dren.


Pres­i­dent Trump, sit­ting next to U.S. Am­bas­sador to the U.N. Nikki Ha­ley, told U.N. Se­cu­rity Coun­cil am­bas­sadors dur­ing lunch on Mon­day that,“North Korea is a big world prob­lem.”

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