When Trump spoke about election meddling in the 2018 midterms, he did not mention Russian Federation - a country that the USA has punished with sanctions for attempting to influence the 2016 election.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi appeared to shrug as the president made the accusation, which comes at a moment of heightened tension between Washington and Beijing following a wave of heated trade negotiations that have been a signature of Mr. Trump's foreign policy over the past year. "We'll do other things in my second term", he said. "I like two-state solution" Trump said. "We don't want them to meddle or interfere in our upcoming election", Trump told a UN Security Council meeting whose ostensible subject was on nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction and Iran. He said, "Chinese influence operations tend to be more subtle, less public, and business-related".
While Trump did not give any specifics about alleged interference, he seemed to referring back to a point he made in a tweet earlier this month when he accused China of "actively trying to impact and change our election by attacking our farmers, ranchers and industrial workers due to their loyalty to me". Cybersecurity firm Fire Eye released a report in July describing "active compromises of multiple Cambodia entities related to the country's electoral system" including the National Election Commission, before the country's July 29 general elections.
The president has withdrawn the USA from the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran, accusing the country of destabilizing actions throughout the region and support for terrorist groups like Hezbollah.
Despite his tough talk, Trump said he could envision relations with Iran moving along a similar "trajectory" as ones with North Korea. "I would say two to three to four months".
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Republicans have largely stood by Mr Kavanaugh's denials. "We ought to get to the bottom of it". A Monday hearing still appears unlikely, though.
Trump then quickly pivoted to Syria, saying, "I want to thank Iran, Russia and Syria for, at my very strong urging and request, substantially slowing down their attack on Idlib province and the 3 million people who live there".
Netanyahu has said that any future Palestinian state must be demilitarized and must recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish people - conditions that Palestinians say show he is not honest about peacemaking.
In his remarks to reporters, Netanyahu said that he was not surprised at Trump's statement in support of the two-state solution.
While meeting with Netanyahu on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, Trump said "deals have to be good for both parties", but that he thinks the Palestinians "actually want to do something".
Trump's relocation of the USA embassy from Tel Aviv also inflamed tensions.