2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, President of the United States:
"I announced earlier this year that the United States would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. This horrible one-sided deal allowed Iran to continue its path towards a bomb and gave the regime a cash lifeline when they needed it the most. They were in big, big trouble. They needed cash. We gave it to them. In the years since the deal was signed, Iran's aggression only increased. The regime used new funds from the deal to support terrorism, build nuclear capable missiles and foment chaos."
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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, President of the United States:
"Following America's withdrawal the United States began re-imposing nuclear related sanctions on Iran. All US nuclear related sanctions will be in full force by early November. They will be in full force. After that the United States will pursue additional sanctions, tougher than ever before to counter the entire range of Iran's malign conduct. Any individual or entity who fails to comply with these sanctions will face severe consequences."
5. Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Ja'afari listening
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, President of the United States:
"I ask all members of the Security Council to work with the United States to ensure the Iranian regime changes its behaviour and never acquires a nuclear bomb."
7. Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov listening
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, President of the United States:
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"With all of this said I want to thank Iran, Russia and Syria for, at my very strong urging and request, substantially slowing down their attack on Idlib province and the 3 million people who live there in order to get 35,000 targeted terrorists.Get the terrorists, but I hope the restraint continues. The world is watching."
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10. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, President of the United States:
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"In my remarks yesterday to the United Nations General Assembly, I laid out my administration's commitment to building a more just and peaceful future. Regrettably, we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election, coming up in November, against my administration. They do not want me or us to win because I am the first president ever to challenge China on trade and we are winning on trade. We are winning at every level. We don't want them to meddle or interfere in our upcoming election."
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused China of attempting to interfere with the upcoming United States congressional elections, and claimed its efforts are motivated by opposition to his tough trade policy.
Trump, speaking in front of world leaders while chairing the United Nations Security Council for the first time, did not present evidence for his claim, which came amid an ongoing special counsel investigation into Russia's attempts to interfere in the 2016 US election and concerns that the November elections could also be vulnerable.
"Regrettably, we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election," Trump said "They do not want me or us to win because I am the first president ever to challenge China on trade."
US officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
With the elections less than two months away, US intelligence officials have said they are not now seeing the intensity of Russian intervention registered in 2016 but are particularly concerned about activity by Russia, China, Iran and North Korea.