Feinstein Statement on Trump UN Speech
Sep 19 2017
Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on President Trump’s remarks before the U.N. General Assembly:
“The goals of the United Nations are to foster peace and promote global cooperation.
“Today, the president used it as a stage to threaten war.
“He missed an opportunity to present any positive actions the U.N. could take with respect to North Korea, and he launched a diatribe against Iran, again offering no pathway forward.
“By suggesting he would revisit and possibly cancel the Iran nuclear agreement, he greatly escalated the danger we face from both Iran and North Korea. What nation would negotiate with the United States when the agreements we reach with other countries are so easily undermined?
“Trump’s bombastic threat to destroy North Korea and his refusal to present any positive pathways forward on the many global challenges we face are severe disappointments. He aims to unify the world through tactics of intimidation, but in reality he only further isolates the United States.”