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Trump to meet with Netanyahu, chair Security Council meeting

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President Donald Trump continues meeting with other world leaders at the United Nations on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly which kicked off on Tuesday.

The US president will meet on Wednesday morning with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and later in the day will meet the leaders of Japan and Britain.

Trump is also set to chair a UN Security Council briefing on nuclear proliferation.

Trump’s address to the General Assembly on Tuesday criticized what he called the “ideology of globalism” while heaping praise on his own administration’s achievements.

On Tuesday and during his speech at the start of the General Assembly, Trump poured scorn on the “ideology of globalism” and heaped praise on his own administration’s achievements.

Since taking office, Trump has removed the US from the Paris climate accord, promoted protectionist tariffs and questioned the value of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and other alliances in furtherance of what he termed on Tuesday a strategy of “principled realism.”

Shortly before he spoke, in fact, UN Secretary-General Guterres had defended international cooperation as the only way to tackle the challenges and threats of increasingly chaotic times.

With AP