The US president is set to unveil a plan Thursday that would end the global body’s sanctions against Iran, the Guardian newspaper reported.
Trump is expected to propose the Iran-backed Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which controls the region, be allowed to continue exporting oil and other products to the U.S. under a so-called “nuclear nonproliferation” agreement that was reached in 2015 and has been in place since then.
The US is seeking to reduce its reliance on foreign oil and increase its exports to the region.
“If we’re going to have a nuclear weapons capability, it needs to be under the supervision of the world body, which is the UN, and not under Iranian control,” Trump told reporters Wednesday in the White House Rose Garden.
“We’re going in the opposite direction.
We’re going back to what we’re used to doing.”
Trump is also expected to push for an end to the US’ military assistance to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, which the White Star Line company is accused of arming and funding in its fight against Israel.
Trump has also called on China to stop blocking the United Nations’ adoption of a new sanctions regime against Iran.
Trump said Wednesday that the United States is “willing to use every legal and diplomatic tool available to make sure that this doesn’t happen.”
Trump has promised to impose new sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile program, but he did not say how he would do so, or what those sanctions would look like.
“It’s a very complex and difficult issue,” he said, adding that he would take into account “what we have heard from allies and from adversaries.”
Trump said he will also seek to reduce US military assistance in the Middle East and the world.
He also said he would impose new tariffs on goods that enter the U and export abroad.
Trump also has expressed frustration over the US Congress’s failure to pass a budget for the first six months of his presidency.