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16/11/2016

Trump’s Threat on Multilateral Treaties Keeps UN Guessing

Human Wrongs Watch

By Thalif Deen*

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 15 2016 (IPS) – At the height of the US Presidential campaign in early 2015, Republican nominee Donald Trump made a rash of public pronouncements — some threatening internationally-agreed UN conventions– which set off political reverberations throughout the United Nations.

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**Image: United Nations General Assembly hall in New York City. | Author: Patrick Gruban, cropped and downsampled by Pine | Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

As part of his campaign rhetoric, he denounced climate change as a hoax and a Chinese conspiracy; vowed to bar political refugees; restrict migrants by building a wall across the Mexican border; recommended banning Muslims from entering the country; threatened to undermine reproductive rights; and dismantle the nuclear agreement signed by Iran and six of the world’s major powers: the US, UK, France, China, Russia, Germany, plus the European Union (EU).

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