Let’s dive right into the news here, both on Russia and on North Korea. First of all, we have President Trump with the tough new sanctions, his tweet this morning, Kim Jong-un already saying that he’s considering the strongest actions. And I want to break this down for people at home. They’ve already tested a bomb more powerful than what we saw in World War II. They’ve tested several intercontinental ballistic missiles. Overnight now, they’re talking about detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific.
AMBASSADOR HALEY: Good afternoon. Well, we have had a very productive and strong week at the U.N. You saw the United States had a very strong presence with the President, the Vice President, and many members of the national security team, as well as his economic team. The United States was out in full force, and I think the U.N. felt it, but I think it was extremely productive.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Today I'm announcing a new executive order I just signed that significantly expands our authorities to target individuals, companies, financial institutions that finance and facilitate trade with North Korea. As I outlined at my address to the United Nations General Assembly, North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile development is a grave threat to peace and security in our world.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. It's wonderful to have President Poroshenko with us. We spent some time recently in the White House, and I know you've made good progress since then -- a lot of progress, actually.
From September 25 to October 31, seventeen international delegates and American sports sector mentors will take part in the annual U.S. Department of State and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program (GSMP). In its sixth year, this program supports the U.S. Department of State’s global efforts to advance the rights and participation of women and girls through sports.
The United States is concerned by reports of airstrikes in Idlib province and northern Hama province on September 19 and 20 that killed at least three medical personnel and damaged a number of medical facilities, emergency equipment, and civil defense centers.
Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks following the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2379, which establishes a UN investigative team to gather evidence on atrocities committed by the Islamic State and seek justice for victims of ISIS’s brutality.
Our military is, as you know, over there right now and doing, really, an incredible job -- more of leadership than fighting. We're leading a lot of wonderful Afghan troops who are fighting very hard. We were just discussing that, and great progress is being made.
At a time when stabbings, crudely constructed bombs, and trucks driven into crowds of innocent men, women, and children are often our enemies’ weapons of choice to attack us, it is easy to become complacent and see the threat of nuclear attacks as a relic of the Cold War.
Good morning, everybody. Very glad to be able to introduce you today to – or reintroduce you, if you’ve met him before – our USAID administrator, Ambassador Mark Green. He’s here to speak to you about the U.S. response to some truly unprecedented humanitarian needs worldwide, from the earthquake in Mexico this week, and of course the near famine in South Sudan.