President Donald Trump delivers remarks to the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Trump tells UN leaders to put own people 1st

September 24, 2019 - 7:33 am

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the United Nations (all times local):

10:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump has told other world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly that wise leaders put the future of their own people and country first.

Trump said on Tuesday the future does not belong to globalists but to those who protect their citizens and respect their neighbors.

Trump is attending three days of meetings and speeches at the United Nations. He is touting the low unemployment rate in the United States and says that in everything the United States does "we are focused on empowering the dreams and aspirations of our citizens."

Trump is using his speech to prioritize individual nations' self-determination over alliances and globalization.

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9:55 a.m.

President Donald Trump is planning to tell the United Nations General Assembly that the United States "does not seek conflict with any other nation" as tensions with Iran rise.

Trump will make his annual address to the world body on Tuesday and will try to square his go-it-alone foreign policy approach with calls for a multinational response to Iran's escalating aggression.

The Republican president says in excerpts released by the White House that the United States desires "peace, cooperation, and mutual gain with all." But he says he "will never fail to defend America's interests."

Trump also will make a case for sovereignty and border security, again prioritizing individual nations' self-determination over alliances and globalization.

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1 a.m.

President Donald Trump goes before the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday to try to square his "America First" approach to foreign policy with his administration's hope for a multi-national response to Iran's escalating aggression.

While Trump wants allies to join the U.S. in further isolating Iran, he also seems to be holding to his go-it-alone strategy of using economic sanctions to pressure Tehran to give up its nuclear program and stop attacks that are rattling the Middle East.

On Monday, the president praised British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's call for a new deal to replace the 2015 Iran nuclear pact from which Trump walked away. The president also said he appreciated the efforts of French President Emmanuel Macron, who has suggested Trump meet with the Iranian president.