President Trump said Friday that the United Nations has "tremendous potential" but has been underutilized in recent years.
Trump praised U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who has led the 193-member world organization since January, during an Oval Office meeting expected to focus on Trump's reform agenda, the Iran nuclear deal, Middle East peace prospects and global extremism. It was their first extended meeting.
"The United Nations has tremendous potential. It hasn't been used over the years nearly as it should be," Trump said at the White House, where he was joined by his U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley, and national security advisor H.R. McMaster.