U.S. President says the United Nations has 'tremendous potential' during a meeting Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the White House. No reporter narration.
(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President said the United Nations has 'tremendous potential' during a meeting Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the White House on Friday (October 20). Guterres thanked the U.S. for supporting its reform efforts, adding that the world needs a strong and engaged U.S. driven by it's "traditional values" of freedom, democracy and human rights." U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, who was also in attendance, has led a push to cut peacekeeping costs and is reviewing each operation as annual mandates come up for renewal by the Security Council. President Donald Trump wants to cap the U.S. share of the peacekeeping bill at 25 percent, down from 28.5 percent, a level he has said is unfair. North Korea and Iran were expected to be among the topic discussed by Trump and Guterres.