U.S.-Iran tensions stirred at United Nations

- President Donald Trump on Wednesday remained cryptic on his impending decision regarding the Iran nuclear deal, which was entered into during President Obama's tenure. Recertifying it falls to Trump. He has already done so twice. Now another 90-day renewal deadline is October 15.

During Trump's inaugural address at the United Nations on Tuesday, he had harsh words for the deal.

"Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States," he said.

If Iran is in compliance, the international community will ease sanctions. Iran's president addressed the U.N. Wednesday, insisting his country is living up to its side of the agreement.

"It will be a great pity if this agreement were to be destroyed by 'rogue' newcomers to the world of politics," President Hassan Rouhani said. "The world will have lost a great opportunity."

Trump's comments on both Iran and North Korea come in the midst of a whirlwind day of high-level meetings at the U.N.

"We're looking seriously at peace, and maybe ultimately peace in the whole of the Middle East," Trump said. "I think we have a pretty good shot."

In the meantime, in Washington, the focus is Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort offered to provide private briefings on the presidential race to a Russian billionaire closely aligned with the Kremlin, according to the Washington Post. The emails were part of a document dump turned over to Mueller's team as it probes Russia's interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

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