On September 26, the President Donald J. Trump chaired a United Nations Security Council briefing on counterproliferation, as part of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly.
In his opening remarks, President Trump emphasized the vital interest in preventing the development, spread and use of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons.
"The United States was one of the first nations to unilaterally renounce the use of biological weapons, and since World War I, we have led international efforts against the scourge of chemical warfare." — President Trump, chairing today's meeting of the U.N. Security Council pic.twitter.com/zLW89uwbmA— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 26, 2018
President Trump also addressed a number of counterproliferation threats to international security including Iran. Regarding Iran, President Trump highlighted U.S. sanctions to counter Iran's malign behavior.
By early November, all U.S. nuclear-related sanctions to counter Iran's malign behavior will be in full force. pic.twitter.com/n8hoFXssKP— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 26, 2018
The President concluded his remarks with a call to action to each of the member states of the UN Security Council.
President Trump calls for a commitment from every member nation of the U.N. Security Council: "Acting together we can replace the horrors of war with the blessings of safety and the beautiful promise of peace." pic.twitter.com/Dc4pOeZ7PD— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 26, 2018