the contradictions here
September 24, 2019

President Trump somehow made "bloodlust" sound boring.

Trump went after several countries during his Tuesday speech to the United Nations General Assembly, unsurprisingly singling out China for a variety of economic transgressions and calling on North Korea to denuclearize. But he went the hardest when it came to Iran, defending his continued sanctions against the country and declaring that "no responsible government should subsidize Iran's bloodlust" — not that it seemed particularly threatening in his uncharacteristically monotone voice.

Iran's "record of death and destruction is well known to us all," Trump said to the gathered leaders, calling the country the "world's No. 1 state sponsor of terrorism" and saying it is "fueling the tragic wars in both Syria and Yemen." He also doubled down on enforcing and "tightening" sanctions on the country as long as its leaders aim to nuclear weapons, and signaled that he thought this was still a better repercussion than the international nuclear deal enacted under former President Barack Obama. Kathryn Krawczyk

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