All eyes on Trump as he chairs key United Nations meeting

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Trump tweeted just hours before both leaders were set to speak at the UN General Assembly, and four months after the U.S. president ditched the Iran nuclear deal.

Heiko Maas told reporters in NY on Tuesday that three European Union countries, Russian Federation and China agreed overnight to try to maintain the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran despite the USA pullout.

Rouhani also referred to the laughter in the General Assembly audience on Tuesday when Trump in his speech boasted of America's economy and what he described as unprecedented achievements by his administration.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo repeated the offer on Sunday and expanded it to Supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei, telling Fox News: "That's who's running the show in Iran".

"When Mr. Trump was speaking and at the beginning of his speech bragged a lot about the accomplishments of his two year old administration, everyone laughed".

"Other countries did not grant us fair and reciprocal access to their market in return", he said.

Donald Trump, whose political ascent has been full of firsts, yesterday achieved another rare feat - bringing laughter to the solemn UN General Assembly.

The Iran President also said his country opposes to the US President's "bullying".

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The president highlighted Iran's role in countering the Takfiri terrorists in Syria and said the Arab country's future should be decided by its own people at ballot boxes.

Since then, the Trump administration has slapped a number of sanctions on Iran while vowing to apply more in November.

He praised his administration's decision to pull the out of the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to paint a grim picture of the state of the world as leaders open their annual meeting Tuesday, spotlighting the breakdown of trust around the globe and the need to counter unilateralism and reinvigorate global cooperation which is the foundation of the United Nations.

"I didn't expect that reaction, but that's okay", he said.

President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton went after Iran in a fiery speech on Tuesday. We do not wish to attack them. Other US officials briefed reporters on Iran and its activities.

The White House chief reimposed economic sanctions on the regime in August after withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal. "We are standing up for America and for the American people, and we are also standing up for the world".

"They learned how to synthesize them, they are building labs for that, and this is something we have been warned about for a long time". On Monday, the EU, China and Russian Federation, all of which remain signatories to the deal, announced a mechanism to help Iran continue to engage in worldwide trade and avoid U.S. efforts to cut off Tehran's financial flows. "And let us come here to this place to stand for our people and our nations, forever strong, forever sovereign".