September 24, 2019 / 1:58 PM / a month ago

Trump at U.N.: U.S. does not seek conflict

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while meeting with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York City, New York, U.S., September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will tell the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that the United States does not seek conflict with other countries but will defend U.S. interests, according to excerpts from his address.

“The United States does not seek conflict with any other nation. We desire peace, cooperation, and mutual gain with all. But I will never fail to defend America’s interests,” Trump will say, according to excerpts from his speech provided to Reuters.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by William Maclean

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