Sitting next to French President Emmanuel Macron, Trump said, "We may do something like that on July 4th in Washington down Pennsylvania Avenue". Macron ended the message with a common French sign-off: "Kisses".
"I am at the United Nations and a journalist offered to do an interview on my diplomatic policy, and I did it", Macron said. U.S. allies in Europe, along with many of Trump's critics in Washington, fear this could trigger a new Middle East arms race and diplomatic crisis even as the world faces an aggressive nuclear-armed Pyongyang.
While Trump on Tuesday called a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran an "embarrassment" and the "worst ever", Macron staunchly defended it as "good" and labeled its opponents as "irresponsible".
"The military operation must stop, humanitarian access must be guaranteed and the rule of law restored in the face of what we know is ethnic cleansing", Macron told the delegates.
Despite little prospect of getting Iran and the United States around the same table to push a new peace initiative to end a six-year-old Syria civil war, Macron suggested he would try to mediate between the two rivals. It would be "a grave error" to renounce or fail to respect it, he said, adding he told both USA and Iranian leaders that yesterday.
United States gov't bans use of cybersecurity products from Russian company Kaspersky
The move comes ahead of a vote in the US Senate this week to prohibit use of the company's products by government. The directive gives agencies 30 days to determine whether they are using any Kaspersky products.
The president's infatuation with military parades dates back to at least December, when emails obtained by the Huffington Post revealed that his team had explored - and ultimately rejected - the idea of including military vehicles in his inaugural parade. If the US Congress decides to reimpose economic sanctions - despite the concerns of fellow deal signatories Britain, China, France, Germany and Russian Federation - the agreement would likely collapse. "I mean, we're going to be showing our military", he added.
"Why? Because we stopped everything with North Korea years and years ago".
"It would be a mistake to annul the nuclear agreement without anything else", he said, and declined to say whether US president Donald Trump had told him of his decision on whether to keep the United States as a party to the accord.
Trump has said the climate deal is unfair to USA business. Now the president wants to throw himself a military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. on the Fourth of July - all because he was jealous of France's Bastille Day parade.
"The Paris accord is a basis".