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Aaron kelly, congratulations on doing a fantastic job. Thank you all very much you, okay! Thank you very much just returned from london, where we had a tremendous success with nato. The relationship we have with other countries is very, very good. It has to be good, otherwise they wouldn't have done what they've done. As you know, nato was suffering very badly from depletion of funds and it was go ...
ng down like a rollercoaster, goes down not up but down, and i was able to over the last couple of years increase their contribution, not the united states, because we were paying far More than anybody else, to put it mildly, it was really getting ridiculous and over thelast couple of years i had them increased by 130 billion dollars and then over the next couple of years - and this was done largely over this last two days, but also set up Time before that, they had to now contribute 400 billion dollars more. So it's a total of five hundred and thirty billion dollars. Other countries will be putting in to nato, and nato now is very financially sound. It'S very strong, far greater than anybody ever thought. If you look at secretary general stoltenberg remarks, he was very generous in his remarks about what i've done for nato and what our country has done. But what i've done in terms of getting other countries to putup money because they weren't putting up money. And now they put up money at a level like has never been seen before, actually has actually never been seen. So i want to thank everybody that was there, and maybe especially mr.

stoltenberg who's, really, a terrific man. I think he's done a fantastic job at data. So the secretary-general has my great thanks. That was a tremendous success and i have to say you know: was it reported accurately? That'S okay, but the relationship i have with other countries is really good. Now they can't totally love me. When i say yeah, you know you get not putting up your money, you're, not putting up your fair share, you'renot spending, the kind of money that you're supposed to be spending because we're giving you protection you're, getting the protection of the us and the greatest military force In the world and you're not paying your delinquent, so i tell some people they're delinquent. Not everybody can love that. You can't say that in two nights, a man or otherwise they're gon na be just like they've, been for the last 15 years and not paid, and certainly not pay up to the 2 % level, which frankly, isn't even that high frankly, 2 % isn't that high. But i had a lunch yesterday. That was great with, i call them the two percenters. These are the people that were at thatlevel there's a total of nine countries, and we had the lunch at a lot of countries are close and getting closer, and some are really not close, and we may do things having to do with trade. It'S it's not fair.

That they get us protection and they're not putting up their money and they're. Really i call them. I used that term delinquent, that's exactly what they are, but we had a tremendous success in london and nato is in very, very good shape and the relationships with other countries are really extraordinary. Today, i'm honored to host the working lunch with ambassadors representing countries on the united nations security council. I want to thank our us ambassadorto, the un kelly craft, for joining us in doing an extraordinary job at the united nations. Thank you very much kelly you're doing fantastically well. The united states holds the rotating presidency of the un security council for the month of december. During our lunch, i will outline america's priorities and ask our distinguished guests from other nations how we can best work together. They have a lot of great ideas. We'Ve done this before we've learned a lot, and it's been really quite an interesting time for me today. Our nation's face a range of shared security threats, including terrorism, drug trafficking, illegal migration, cyberattack and the spread of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and we're working veryhard on those problems, especially the last three. It can be nothing more important.

The council must take action to confront these and other dangers facing the world. That also includes the behavior of the iranian regime, which has killed hundreds and hundreds of people in a very short period of time, they're killing protesters they turn down their internet system. People are hearing what's going on. I would like to see the media get involved in that and go in and see what's happening, because it's not a good situation. It'S a horrible situation, it's something that that is going to be a big scandal throughout the world. Very soon and they're killing a lot of people and they'rearresting thousands of their own citizens and a brutal crackdown in recent weeks, because they're protesting - and i think the media should get involved in that. I don't know that they will, because they have their own reasons. But the media should absolutely get involved in that america will always stand with the iranian people in their righteous struggle for freedom, they're not being treated properly. All of that money is being wasted on weapons and on other things and they're not treating their people properly and their people and all over the all over the country, they're, rioting and they're protesting and they're very unhappy. We also call on security council members to join the united states in ourvital efforts to promote religious liberty around the globe. The world is more secure when people have the right to follow their convictions and to worship and peace, and we've been very strong on that and getting back to iran. I do have to say that i think the iranian situation could be fixed very quickly and very easily, and it could become really something special as it was at certain points of time.

There are certain points of time where it was doing very well, but for quite a long time it's been doing very, but it could be. It could be fixed very quickly, but we have people that just don't want to do that for some reasonthey. Just don't want to do that, they don't get it, but i want to thank everybody for attending the lunch today. I think what i'm going to do is go around. These are very important people. These are people in their own countries that are at the top level and really have great ideas. I learned a lot about their countries and i'd like to just maybe we'll start with kelly and she'll, introduce herself and just say a couple of words and then we'll go around the room and introduce the representatives from these very important countries. Thank you. Thank you. Mister president, you know it is such an honor for anyone to serve a president but forme to serve a personal friend in this particular president. It'S such a great thrill, so much so that i felt like today i was bringing home all my boyfriend and a girlfriend's family so very excited, and he has taught me well the importance of being a business leader first when you're putting your country first, because i Think within the security council to be transparent, as the president, as has made very clear to countries and accountable and be efficient in just with nato and demanding the two-percent. I think that's very important that we hold people accountable and as a security council, we all have the same values and that is uplifting.

People that have less thanwe have, and that's something that the president has told us well in the united states, people that elected them are those very people that didn't have a voice and that's what we were all about in the security. The strongest council that has ever had so it's a privilege to be entrusted with a huge mandate in maintaining peace and security. For that purpose it needs our composition needs our immunity. We are happy to see that telecraft is leading us in this effort. Yes and she's very doing a great job. She asked me to say so: work together to make the strong and to maintain world peace and security. That'S beautifully stated and we're having meetings anddiscussions with. Thank you very much. My name is a singer. I thank you for what i think kelly this. You have a great represented rowing bursting into the college, she's a great ambassador and wish you merry christmas, happy hanukkah, robyn's, jonah, very good. She is great she's apprentice.

Yes, thank you nicholas libya of the representatives of france. Thank you very much, mr. president, for your hospitality privilege to be here and thank you also for sharing kelly with us, [ laughter ], and with regard coming back to the budget. We of course hope that you also think i think, the tremendous potential as an organization and it's doing well good leadership right now. Thank you very much i'mjamie and the ambassador representing tunisia. We were not a member of nato but we're working closely with 2010 and i also was going to second colleagues to kelly. Do you have a point of nikki tell me from the start and kelly from i started in the south asia in nashville. So i'm very happy: we have a method from the part opinion. Thank you very much for having us here to say hello. My name is maserati tv ambassador of kuwait. First, thank you. She came only three months ago and she's now presiding over the council.

Thank you. President, my name is nestor for policy. Oh i'm, the ambassador of the un, and i would like tothank you for receiving us for inviting us this important lunch and i'd like to say that we should fully the program presented by ambassador kelly kraft for the presidency of the united states. During this moment. In the security code, so it's a very good program. Thank you for your leadership. Thank you very much in whitehouse. Allow me, mr. president, to say how lucky we are to have a very, very and human leadership, but also she tried already in a few days to be the good spirits, the same values. We always pay attention to the values religious, but also, how do i think that is not that so international? So again, i am so tribute. Andhe was a member of the two percenters hasn't invested any beans at the permanent of russia in security council. We will not be out of the security council anytime, soon hosting us and for your fantastic hospital.

Thank you for the tour of the white house. We we saw the china, but maybe it's the one which is top secret because discovery, but we, i thought i would be the first one to compliment and to thank you for having kelly with us. But i was taken over by by my colleagues, but we fully share. We really enjoy her company security council. I think we can do a lot of things together. Thank you very much present i'mgerry mattila from south africa. Very grateful for you to invite us in the white house were so happy about it and thanks for giving us a friend. Kale is our friend and we call lads with the concert together to south sudan, where we get together on african issues and we followed the africa strategy and thank you so much for the programs you have in africa and next year, south africa will be chairing the African union and hope we can work together on your pieces uqww, but thanks so much. Please thank you and thanks for sending animax to south africa. Yes, you do a great job, already she's, all over the united kingdom. It'S a realhonor sir, to be here and to have the tour of the white house and to have lunch with you. I hope a little matter of 1812 might now be laid to rest.

This is the most wonderful building and we are deeply honored to be here. I wanted to thank you as well, sir, for your support for the united nations by sending us two inspiring appointments. First nikki and now kelly is all my colleagues have said: there's a lot to do together. Another colleague mentioned dprk, but 2020 will be the anniversary of the un, and i know, sir, that when you came to the un the first time i think you said we needed a betterunited nations and i think we can support you in that absolutely i'm concerned. Ambassador of estonia, and it's a pleasure and privilege of being here and thank you so much for having us here. You mentioned the lunch in london just driving here i read an article in one of us newspapers or the funny headline. The two percenters got a free lunch, [ laughter ]. It is indeed a great honor. For me, rhonda king is my name. I represent the smallest country ever to be elected to the security council, st. vincent and the grenadines, and i think you are familiar with one of the islands in the grenadines, canna one. You once had some business interest there yesand, my prime minister, sends his greetings because i spoke with him yesterday and told him i was coming here.

So he asked me to remind you of our beautiful island and i would be remiss if i'd also didn't join karen in complimenting you for appointing two. If you look around the table, you would see that there only four women and only three will be sitting on the council and we are on our way in so it was it's a wonderful thing that you have appointed two very great women during your tenure. So i congratulate you on that and i wish to also compliment kelly because already she has brought restored a sense of civility anddignity and grace to diplomacy. So i i congratulate kelly, i'm looking forward to working with her over the next two years. Once again, it's an honor for me. Thank you. Critics. You sent us a talented, professional and place lady she's doing a wonderful job. Thank you for that. Yes, i am the last one then from vietnam, and i have chan to see you the first time mindanao 2017. In a big meeting there were this man, my great honor, to be here today. That'S a white house, and i hope that you would we did a regional game so next year the malaysia would be the heart of apec summit and vietnam, the heart of asean yeahyes.

So please come again. Thank you. Thank you very much by the way, if some great meetings in vietnam very successful meetings and the trade is doing very well with vietnam. Thank you very much. So thank you all very much again. This last two days have been really amazing. The success of the days the amount of money raised was a number that nobody could even believe and he waited up again, five hundred and thirty billion dollars over a very short period of time. Much of it is already coming in by other nations, some of whom are represented here today, so that was really something special and this will be great and we're gon na learn. Alot we're gon na give some ideas and we'd have lunch and a lot of good things will happen, but i appreciate you all being here in kelly: congratulations doing a fantastic job. Thank you all very much. It'S moving along very well, we'll have to see, but right now we're moving along we're not discussing that, but we are having very major discussions on december 15th. Something could happen, but we are not discussing that yet we're having very good discussions with china.

However, it's a hoax, it's a hoax, it's a big fat hoax. Yes, we'll announce whatever we do we'll announce, but certainly there might be a threat and if there is a threat, it'll be met, verystrongly but we'll be announcing whatever we may be doing may or may not be doing well. The un's actually been involved very much with us we're already dealing with the un and dealing very well with the un, so they're very much involved with respect to iran and other things with us. Thank you all very much. You say it. I dare you, okay. Thank you very much just returned from london, where we had a tremendous success. We'Ve made up the relationship we have with other countries is very, very good. It has to be good, otherwise they wouldn't have done what they've done. You know nato was suffering very badly from depletion of funds and it wasgoing down like a rollercoaster, goes down not up but down, and i was able to over the last couple of years increase their contribution, not the united states, because we were paying far more than Anybody else it was really getting ridiculous, and over the last couple years i had them increased by 130 billion dollars and then over the next couple of years - and this was done reliably over these last two days, but also set up time before that they had to Now contribute four hundred billion dollars more, so it's a total of five hundred and thirty billion dollars. Other countries will be putting in the nato they are now is very financially sound. It'S verystrong far greater than anybody ever thought.

If you look at secretary general stoltenberg remarks, he was very generous and remarks about what i've done for nato and our country is done. I'Ve done in terms of getting other countries to put up money because they weren't putting enough money, and now they put up money at a level like has never been seen before. It has actually never been seen. So i want to thank everybody that was there, maybe especially just altenburg, there's really a terrific man. I think he's done a fantastic job, and so the secretary-general has migrated things and was a tremendous success, and i have to say you know: was it reported accurately butthat's? Okay, but the relationship i have with other countries is really good. Now they can't totally love me when i say yeah, you know either not putting up your money you're, not putting up your fair share, you're, not spending the kind of money that you're supposed to be spending because we're giving you protection you're, getting the protection of the Us and the greatest military force in the world and you're, not paying me delinquent. So i tell some people they're delinquent, not everybody could love that get say that in two nights a man or otherwise they're gon na be just like they've, been for the last 15 years and not pay and certainly not pay up tothe 2 % level, which, frankly, Isn'T even that, i frankly, 2 % isn't that high, but i had a lunch yesterday. That was great with like well the two percenters. These are the people that were at that level, there's a total of nine countries, and we had that lunch in a lot of countries as well and getting closer, and some are really not close, and we may do things to do with trade. It'S not fair that they get us protection and they're, not putting up their money and they're really a coma. I used that term delinquent, that's exactly what they are, but we had a tremendous success in london and nato is in very, very good shapeand. The relationships with other countries are really extraordinary.

Today, i'm honored to host the working lunch with ambassadors representing countries on the united nations security council. I want to thank our us ambassador to the un kelly craft for joining us in doing an extraordinary job at the united nations. Thank you very much go you're doing fantastic. Well, the united states holds the rotating presidency of the un security council for the month of december. During our lunch, i will outline america's priorities and ask our distinguished guests from other nations how we can best work together to have a lot of great ideas. We'Ve done this before we've learned a lot and it's been really quite aninteresting time for me today. Our nations face a range of shared security threats, including terrorism, drug trafficking, illegal migration, cyberattack and the spread of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, and we're working very hard on those problems, especially the last three. There can be nothing more important. The council must take action to confront these and other dangers facing the world. That also includes the behavior of the iranian regime, which has killed hundreds and hundreds of people in a very short period of time, the killing protesters they turned out their internet system. People are hearing what's going on. I would like to see the media get involved in that and going in and see what's happening, it'snot a good situation.

It'S a horrible situation, it's something that that is going to be a big scandal throughout the world versus and killing a lot of people and they're arresting thousands of their own citizens and a brutal crackdown in recent weeks, because they're protesting - and i think the media should Get involved in that i don't know that they will, because they have their own reasons, but the media should absolutely get involved in that america will always stand with the iranian people in their righteous struggle for freedom and not being treated properly. All of that money is being wasted on weapons and other things and they're not treating people properly and that people all overthe all over the country, they're, rioting and they're protesting and they're very unhappy. We also call them on security council members to join the united states and our vital efforts to promote religious liberty around the globe. The world is more secure when people have the right to follow their convictions and to worship in peace, and we've been very strong on that and getting back to around. I do have to say that i think the iranian situation could be fixed very quickly and very easily and some really something special as it was at certain points of time. There are certain points of time where it is doing very well, but for quite a long time it'sbeen doing very well is going to be. It could be fixed very quickly, but we have people that just don't want to do that. Some reason they just don't want to do that they don't get it, but i want to thank everybody for attending the lunch today. I think what i'm going to do is go around. These are very important people. These are people in their own, these that are at the top level and really have great ideas. I learned a lot about their countries and i'd like to just maybe we'll start with kelly and she'll, introduce herself and just say a couple of words and then we'll go around the room and introduce therepresentatives of these very important countries.

And you know it is such an honor for anyone to serve a president, but for me to serve a personal friend and this particular president. It'S such a great thrill so much so that i felt like today i was bringing home all my boyfriends and girlfriends. My family, so i'm very excited, and he has taught me well the importance of being a business leader first when you're putting your country first, because i think within the security council to be transparent, as the president has has made very clear to countries and accountable and Being efficient in just with nato and demanding the 2 %, i think that's very important and asa security council. We all have the same values. A man is uplifting people that have less than we have and that's something that the president has told us well in the united states. The people that elected him are those very people that didn't have a voice and that's what we were all about in the security council when i'm very proud to introduce you to perhaps the strongest counsel that i believe the united nations has ever had. So it's a privilege to be here, organizing the president jumped in the representative of china. Thank you for your number of [ music ] to work together to stay united, to make the united nations strong and to maintain peace, andcommunity security and we're having meetings and discussions with. Thank you. My name is jose singer passive. Our special thank you for this punch. Thank you leading this.

You have a great representative, robin bursting in the democratic public she's a great ambassador and wish you merry christmas happy hanukkah. Thank you, france. Thank you very much, mr. president, for your privilege to be here and thank you for sharing religious liberties and don't use sharing the sanctions committee on on north korea, where we believe that the un plays a very important role to keep the sanctions in place to make The policy that you conduct on north korea and a successful one and with regard coming back tothe budget, we of course hope that you also think the un is very important and also place its duke there. Thank you. I think the un has tremendous potential as an organization i'm the entrance attorney. I am the ambassador permanent representative of indonesia. We also we're not a member of nato, but we're working closely with you and cheat when i also would like to second colleagues to have kelly there. You have a point that nikki haley from the south and kelly from i studied in the south building in nashville. So i'm very happy we have come better from out the part of the yeah. Thank you very much for having us here and say: hellomy name is one so loretta be ambassador of kuwait. First, i'm really honored to be here.

Thank you for hosting us, and we are very grateful to kelly our to lead. She came only three months ago and she is now presiding over the council for the month of december. All the best our bilateral relationship between the united states and to it is excellent. Yes, and we would work also to even improve, is nestor for felicio. I am the ambassador of the un and i would like to thank you for sitting on us for inviting us this important lunch, and i would like to say that we support fully the program presented by that was allocatedfor. The presidency of the united states doing this. Man in the security council, it's a very good program. Thank you for your and i'm so honored, because for me, it's already in whitehouse. Hello me, mr. president, to say how you have a very, very kind and human leadership of the security council, madam very professional, but also she tried already in a few days to build a good spirits. So we are very enthusiastic and from poland we are so privileged to work closely. Of course, in it is in natal, not only we share the same values, various we always pay attention to the band.

He was a member of the two percenters. We happen to havemuch. Awesome. Thank you. Mr. president, the mussolini beans at the permanent representative of russia in security council. We will not be out of the security council anytime, soon hosting us and for your fantastic hospital. Thank you for the two of the white house. We we saw the channel, but we didn't see the russian, maybe it's the one he just stopped secretly, but we i i thought i would be the first one to compliment and to thank you for having kelly with us. But i was taken over by by my colleagues, but we fully share. We really enjoy her company and security council. I think we can do a lot of things together, a lot ofpeople rachel.

Thank you very much, please that i'm jaded my teeth thanks and we call that secret the concert together to south sudan. We get together on african issues and we followed you. I forgot start aging and thank you so much for the program thanks. So much. Thank you, and thanks for animax to south africa. Yes, thank you very much have the tours the white house and to have lunch with you. I hope the little matter of 1812 might now be laid to rest. This is the most wonderful building and we are deeply honored to be here. I wanted to you. Thank you as well, sir, for your support for the united nations by sendingus to inspiring appointments first nikki and now kerry is all my colleagues have said. There'S a lot to do together. Another colleague mentioned dprk, but 2020 will be the anniversary of the un, and i know, sir, that when you came to the un the first time i think you said we needed a better united nations and i think we can support you in that.

Absolutely. And it's a privilege to be here. Thank you so much for having us here. You mentioned the luncheon than just driving here i read yes, prime minister census greetings. I spoke with him yesterday in doing so, he asked me to remind you and i would be remiss if i alsoenjoy in currently complimenting you for pointing to. If you look around the table, you will see that there are only four were them and only three will be sitting on the council and we are on our way in so it was it's a wonderful thing that you have appointed two very great women during your Tenure, so i congratulate you or not, and i wish to also compliment kelly because already she is not restored. So again. Yes, i am the last one there from vietnam and i have turned to see you the first time in the nam right 2017 in a peace meeting, so this man, my great honor, to be here today, that's a whitehouse and i hope that you will, within a Rhythm game for next year - and my life here will be the heart of apec summit in vietnam, the heart of asean eas. So please company. Thank you very much. By the way we sinned greatly. You should be very successful me and the traders.

Thank you very much. So, thank you all very much again. This last two days have been really amazing. The success of the days the amount of money raised was a number that nobody could even believe and elated up again, five hundred and thirty billion dollars over a very short period of time. Much of it is always coming in by other nations. Some ofwhom are represented here today, so that was really something special and this will be great and we're gon na learn a lot. We'Re going to give some ideas and we'd have lunch and a lot of good things will happen. But i appreciate you all being here and kelly, congratulations and doing a fantastic job. Thank you all very much, sir. Mr. president, are you, mr. president? Mr.

president, are you worried about the stain that impeachment might have on your legacy, sir? We are having discussions on december 15th. Something could happen, but we are not discussing that yet we're having very good discussions with china. However, are you worried, sir, about the stain that impeachment might have onyour legacy, saying that that you're all considering possibly sending more troops to the middle east, because there's a a threat situation we do willo knows, but certainly there might be a threat in there? There was a threat, it'll be met very strongly, but we'll be announcing whatever we may be doing may or may not be doing. What would you like to see the un do in regards to iran in the crackdown visa? Thank you well. The un's actually been involved very much with us, we're already dealing with us and dealing with very well to the un, so they're very much involved with respect to iran and other things with us. Thank you all very muchhe's, rudy giuliani and ukraine. With your blessing, sir breasts come on, keep moving. Let'S go you.


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