"We have to deal with this guy".
Trump maintains that his leadership is clearing up a global "mess" he inherited, and "America is being respected again overseas".
The council meeting was organized by Kazakhstan, which holds the council presidency this month and which after the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union chose to relinquish the world's fourth-largest nuclear arsenal. Still, Lavrov's suggestion that Trump fight back against allegations of improper relationships with Russian Federation was surprising.
Under the Trump administration, however, people may believe the United States may well act in defiance of what have been predicted above. "It is also extremely important to ensure the extension of the moratorium on any nuclear explosions", Lavrov said at a UN Security Council session.
In his wide-ranging news conference, Lavrov added that he is convinced Americans will eventually tire of the anti-Russia messaging and recognize it's in their interest to fix U.S.
Each decision flew in the face of worldwide consensus and the best advice of foreign policy elites at home.
The first year of Donald Trump's presidency has seen many departures from the foreign policies of previous administrations. But notwithstanding his tweets and rhetoric, analysts say, Trump's foreign policy has turned out to be mostly conventional.
A new Gallup poll released Thursday put global approval of USA leadership at just 30%, down from 48% in the a year ago of President Barack Obama's administration.
Trump last week agreed to again waive U.S. nuclear-related sanctions on Iran, but demanded that United States lawmakers and European allies fix the "disastrous flaws" in the deal or face a USA exit.
China's deputy United Nations ambassador, Wu Haitao, urged all countries to "reject Cold War mentality" and commit to peaceful solutions, including on the Korean Peninsula where he pointed to "some positive changes" emerging. Following this, the USA would probably respond with still more sanctions and verbal threats.
There is the orthodox, Republican approach pursued by Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson enshrined in the new National Security Strategy.
On the other hand, Trump has publicly repudiated or reversed several of Obama's most internationally acclaimed policies, from the Paris climate accord to the nuclear deal with Iran to relations with Israel.
Yet, as always with Trump, there is a tendency for the noise and chaos he creates to trample cool analysis.
They said, however, that North Korea had not yet offered any proof that it had mastered all technical hurdles, including development of a re-entry vehicle needed to deliver a heavy nuclear warhead reliably atop an ICBM, but it was likely that it soon would.
Speaking at a UN Security Council meeting, Lavrov noted that "we proceed from the fact that the total elimination of nuclear weapons is possible only in the context of general and complete disarmament, in conditions of ensuring equal and indivisible security for all, including those who possess nuclear weapons, as stipulated in the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPTW)". It is clear that he is offensive in some ways, but has he got results?
With this in mind, North Korea has little reasons to first use nuclear weapons against the United States and its allies, who will certainly counter-attack with overwhelmingly superior conventional and nuclear capabilities. That said, although some of Trump's policies may be deemed "unconventional", we have not seen his use of the USA military forces significantly more aggressively than his predecessors.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, meanwhile, has indicated he is ready to exploit perceptions that Washington is stepping back.
"The growing threat of "chemical" terrorism in the Middle East, in particular, Iraq and Syria, is a serious concern".
Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and to move the US Embassy in the country from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has triggered an global outcry.
It was on climate change that Trump came closest to disappointing the entire world. "Trump's position is not new, and it is in line with all American presidents". Before long, the U.S. will be forced to, publicly or not, acknowledge a nuclear-armed North Korea capable of striking the continental USA, and as such to abandon any plans to engage with the regime militarily.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel lectured Trump on freedom, human rights and racial tolerance in her congratulatory message after his election win. We're saying to are cooperating. "But, so far, he hasn't done much damage to the global order".
"It will fall apart and there will be no deal then", he said, adding: "I think everyone understands that".