EYEAFRICA TV: New York, USA: U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his controversial decision to unilaterally exit an accord that placed stringent limitations on Tehran’s nuclear program, claiming the decision was met with praise by Iran’s neighbors.
In his second speech before the UN General Assembly, Trump said Iran’s leaders “sow chaos, death and destruction. They do not respect their neighbors, or borders, or the sovereign rights of nations.”
“Instead Iran’s leaders plunder the nation’s resources to enrich themselves and to spread mayhem across the Middle East and far beyond,” he said.
He pointed to Iran’s support for the Syrian regime, painting it as the principal cause for the country’s humanitarian crisis, as well as Tehran’s backing of Yemen’s Houthi rebels.
Trump said Iran’s regional neighbors “have paid a heavy