Trump to meet one-on-one with at least six foreign leaders at UN next week

Trump to meet one-on-one with at least six foreign leaders at UN next week
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump faces high stakes in meeting with Erdoğan amid impeachment drama Democrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Trump threatening to fire Mulvaney: report MORE will hold one-on-one meetings with the leaders of six different countries, and chair a Security Council meeting focused on Iran during next week's United Nations General Assembly meeting, the White House said Thursday.

Trump will travel to New York next Monday through Thursday, where he will deliver a series of speeches and meet with multiple heads of state.

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In addition to side meetings with the U.N. secretary general and the leader of the U.N. General Assembly, Trump will hold face-to-face meetings throughout the week with the leaders of South Korea, Egypt, France, Israel, Japan and the United Kingdom, the White House said.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday he will deliver to Trump a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who pledged this week to dismantle his country's nuclear equipment, contingent on unspecified U.S. actions.

Upon his arrival on Monday, Trump is scheduled to speak at the "Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem" event.

The president will deliver a speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday and meet individually with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

On Wednesday, Trump will lead a U.N. Security Council meeting, which U.N> Ambassador Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyHaley seeks to quell talk she could replace Pence Steve Schmidt: 'Overwhelming chance that Trump will dump Pence' for Haley Nikki Haley: Trump 'truthful' in 'every instance that I dealt with him' MORE has said will focus on Iran and efforts to limit nuclear proliferation.

Next week will mark Trump's second appearance at the annual U.N. assembly. Last year, Trump struck a confrontational tone toward North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and toward the organization itself.

The president and his allies have been frequently critical of the U.N., NATO and other international alliances, arguing that the U.S. contributes significant resources without reaping adequate benefits in return.