UNITED NATIONS – U.S. President Donald Trump is set to chair a U.N. Security Council meeting for the first time.
Wednesday’s meeting will put the “America First” president around a table with representatives from countries with fraught relationships with the U.S., including Russia and China. The topic has been a matter of dispute over the extent it focuses on Iran.
And the U.N.’s most powerful body tends to proceed in a scripted, measured way. Trump famously does not.
Washington’s U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley, suggests it’s “going to be the most watched Security Council meeting ever.”
Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, chaired Security Council meetings in 2009 and 2014.
Trump has spoken at the annual U.N. General Assembly meeting of presidents and other world leaders. Chairing the Security Council is a somewhat more interactive role.