Trump calls Iran ‘biggest sponsor of terrorism’ in AIPAC speech

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WASHINGTON — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is focusing on Iran as he delivers a highly-anticipated foreign policy speech in Washington.

Trump tells a gathering of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee: “Iran is the biggest sponsor of terrorism around the world.”

Trump has been speaking from prepared remarks — a rarity for the businessman who usually speaks off-the-cuff using hand-scrawled, point-form notes.

He’s repeatedly bashed Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, speaking with the aid of a teleprompter.

Trump is also slamming the United Nations. He says the group is “not a friend” of democracy, freedom, the United States or Israel.

He says he would veto any attempt by the UN to impose its will on the Jewish state.

The Associated Press wrote this report.

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