New York [USA], Sept 25 (ANI): United States (US) President Donlad Trump on Tuesday lauded India for being able to lift its people out of poverty.
Telling success stories from across the world, Trump while addressing the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), said, "There is India, a free society of over a billion people, lifting people out of poverty into the middle class."
Trump further stressed on the US' commitment to sovereignty, maintaining that the US will always favour "independence and cooperation over global governments."
"Each of us here today is the emissary of a distinct culture, the rich history, and a people bound together by ties of memory, tradition, and the values that make our homelands like nowhere else on earth."
Trump also launched an attack on China and their trade practices, saying that the US would no longer tolerate their trade abuses and theft of US intellectual property.
"We will not allow our workers to be victimized, our companies to be cheated," Trump said, while confirming that the tariffs on the nearly USD 250 billion dollars of Chinese goods were levied to protect it's citizens.
While acknowledging that he has still had "great respect and affection" Chinese President Xi Jingping, Trump said that "America will always act in our national interests."
He also blasted Iran for sowing "chaos, death and destruction," in the Middle East and hailed his decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or the Iran nuclear deal, saying, "many countries in the Middle East strongly supported," the US' withdrawal.
"Iran's leaders plunder the nation's resources to enrich themselves and to spread mayhem across the Middle East and far beyond. The Iranian people are rightly outraged that their leaders have embezzled billions of dollars from Iran's treasury, seized valuable portions of the nation's economy.all to send out their proxies to wage war," Trump added.
The UN General Assembly opened in New York on Tuesday. (ANI)