Liz Truss has made her first speech at the UN General Assembly, using it to condemn Russia’s actions in Ukraine.
She said: “For the first time in the history of this assembly we are meeting during a large-scale war of aggression in Europe.
“And authoritarian states are undermining stability and security around the world.
“Geopolitics is entering a new era – one that requires those who believe in the founding principles of the United Nations to stand up and be counted.”
The new Prime Minister also pledged to cut off “toxic power”, meaning Russia, and move the UK to greener energy solutions – despite opening up fracking sites in the UK as one of her first moves in office.
She said: “We are cutting off the toxic power and pipelines from authoritarian regimes and strengthening our energy resilience.
“We will ensure we cannot be coerced or harmed by the reckless actions of rogue actors abroad.
“We will transition to a future based on renewable and nuclear energywhile ensuring that the gas used during that transition is from reliable sources including our own North Sea production.”