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Trump, alongside Netanyahu, said 'you'll see very soon' if the US leaves the Iran deal


Updated September 18, 2017 01:11 PM EDT

President Trump on Monday said "you'll see very soon" when asked whether the U.S. would leave the Iran nuclear deal.

"You'll see very soon," he said during a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York City. "We're talking about it constantly. You'll see."

Trump added that his administration is giving potential peace between Israel and the Palestinians "an absolute go."

"Israel would like to see it, and I think the Palestinians would like to see it," he said. "And I can tell you the Trump administration would like to see it. We're working really hard on it."

Netanyahu, for his part, praised America's treatment of Israel under Trump's leadership.

"I want to say that under President Trump America's position towards Israel at the U.N. has been unequivocal," he said of the United Nations. "It has both clarity and conviction."

"As you said, we will discuss the ways we can seize the opportunity for peace between Israel and the Palestinians," Netanyahu added.

Updated September 18, 2017 01:04 PM EDT

President Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Updated September 18, 2017 11:27 AM EDT

President Trump on Monday said that the United Nations is not reaching its full potential during his first remarks before the international organization.

"It has not reached its potential because of the bureacracy and mismanagement," he said in New York City. "Focus more on people, less on bureacracy."

Trump encouraged member nations to take a "bold stand" against typical U.N. practices rather than "be beholden to the ways of the past which are not working."

The president also criticized America's return on investment from funding the U.N., arguing that it is "not seeing results in line with U.S. investment."

Trump will spend the next four days in New York City focusing on U.N.-related events, with his Tuesay remarks before the group's General Assembly being the first of his presidency.

Updated September 18, 2017 10:09 AM EDT

Trump attends the U.N. reform meeting.

President Trump is expected to discuss Iran and North Korea during his first address before the United Nations General Assembly, according to CNN.

CNN on Monday reported that Trump’s speech to the U.N. will mark a landmark foreign policy moment eight months into his presidency.

Trump’s aides said he is preparing an address that largely adheres to U.N. tradition by rallying nations in condemnation against Iran and North Korea’s rogue governments.

Administration officials added that Trump is unlikely to criticize the U.N. as he has frequently done in the past.

Some Twitter users on Monday debated the merits of Trump’s four-day schedule of U.N.-related events this week.

CNN reported that Trump will spend the next four days at Trump Tower in New York City, the longest stretch in his hometown since entering office last January.

Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley will also join him, each having their own schedule of talks.

The Hill on Monday reported that Trump will meet with representatives from more than 120 countries about reforming the U.N.

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres will also attend the huddle, which kicks off an eventful week for Trump.

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Trump will then meet French and Israeli leaders with an expectation that they will focus on the Middle East, particularly Iran.

The president will end his Monday with a working dinner alongside Latin American leaders aimed at addressing the social instability in Venezuela.

Trump will also speak with those present about maximizing economic ties between the U.S. and South America.

The president has vocally criticized the U.N. in the past, accusing the international organization of wasteful spending and poorly serving American interests.

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