CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: With the United Nations General Assembly in session, some of the world's most prominent leaders taking what's been called the world's biggest stage. We're starting today's show at the U.N. Headquarters in New York. I'm Carl Azuz. Welcoming our viewers worldwide to CNN 10.
The U.N. General Assembly is where leaders and delegates from all 193 U.N. members can address the planet. Some of Tuesday's speakers included the leaders of Brazil, Turkey, Mexico, France, Egypt, Nigeria and Japan. U.S. President Donald Trump took the stage yesterday giving a speech that covered a range of issues and mentioned a number of other countries. One central theme of his remarks reflected his America First Policy.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I honor the right of every nation in this room to pursue it's own customs, beliefs and traditions. The United States will not tell you how to live or work or worship. We only ask that you honor our sovereignty in return. America is governed by Americans. We reject the ideology of globalism and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism.
CARL AZUZ: President Trump also discussed subjects like immigration, international trade, the civil war in Syria and tensions between the United States and Iran.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: The corrupt dictatorship in Iran. Iran's leaders sow chaos, death and destruction. They do not respect their neighbors or borders or the sovereign rights of nations. Instead, Iran's leaders plunder the nation's resources to enrich themselves and to spread mayhem across the Middle East and far beyond.
CARL AZUZ: The Trump Administration announced earlier this year that the U.S. would pull out of an International Nuclear Deal with Iran that was made during the Obama Administration. That was something discussed yesterday by President Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. When it was his turn to speak he didn't mention President Trump by name but he did target the U.S. leaders policies regarding both America and Iran.
PRESIDENT HASSAN ROUHANI (THROUGH TRANSLATOR): The message of our presence here is that the preservation of interest and security in the world in the least costly manner is solely possible through the cooperation of and coordination among countries. However, it is unfortunate that we are witnessing rulers in the world who think they can secure their interests better. Or at least in the short term ride public sentiment and gain popular support through the fomenting of extremists, nationalism and racism.
CARL AZUZ: Of course many other topics came up yesterday at the United Nations. The leaders of 36 countries were scheduled to speak yesterday and that's just a fraction of the more than 150 speakers taking the stage this week alone.