>> President Donald Trump's first encounter with the United Nations on Monday starting on a conciliatory note.>> The United Nations was founded on truly noble goals.>> And he called on the world body to embrace reforms, so that it might better achieve those goals.>> In recent years, the United Nations has not reached its full potential because of bureaucracy and mismanagement.
>> While that might seem like unwelcomed criticism, it's a view apparently shared by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.>> Someone recently asked what keeps me up at night, and my answer was simple, bureaucracy.>> Monday's comments made at an event titled Reforming the United Nations which UN ambassador Nikki Haley describes as quote, truly a new day for the UN.
>> Thank you, Mr. President and Mr. Secretary General.>> Trump's praise of the UN mission, a marked departure from his broadsides during his presidential campaign.>> I mean, what do we ever get out of the United Nations? Do you ever hear that he United Nations solved a problem?
>> But now Trump has a problem he seems to need the UN to help him address, North Korea's missile program. The change in tone on Monday coming after reports the White House might be softening two of its most extreme positions. First, indications that the US is now considering remaining in the Paris climate accord if certain terms are met.
That the President wouldn't confirm or deny that report during an appearance with French President Emmanuel Macron.>> Thank you very much.>> Mr President, what are your plans with regards to the Paris climate accords?
]>> And second, that the Trump administration appears unwilling to cancel the six-nation Iran nuclear deal, despite the White House repeatedly claiming Tehran was in violation of the spirit of the deal.
>> Mr President, do you plan to suspend the Iran nuclear deal?>> You'll see very soon.>> But Tuesday will be the true test on Trump's UN posture, as the American President addresses the full General Assembly. The world will be watching to see if the fiery nationalist has been tempered by cold reality.