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New UN chief has ‘very positive discussion’ with Trump

The United Nations says the new UN secretary-general had “a very positive discussion” with Donald Trump on US-UN relations.

UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq says Antonio Guterres called the president-elect on Wednesday — and their introductory conversation went well.

Trump criticized the UN last month after the United States allowed the Security Council to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank. He tweeted: “As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th” — inauguration day.

A later tweet said the UN “has such great potential but right now it is just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. So sad!”

Haq told reporters Guterres and Trump discussed “a number of avenues for participation and cooperation between the United States and the United Nations”

AP

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on December 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on December 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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