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President Obama Addresses General Assembly

NEW YORK (WKRC) -- President Obama addressed the United Nation's General Assembly today, saying the world is more stable than five years ago.

Mr. Obama said the deadly terrorist attack on a shopping mall in Kenya shows the dangers that remain.

The President also says he has directed Secretary of State John Kerry to pursue a nuclear weapons agreement with Iran, saying the diplomatic path must be tested.  On the Middle East, Mr. Obama says the time has come to press for a resolution of the long conflict between the Palestinians and the Israelis.  He says all sides must be willing to take risks in order to achieve peace.

President Obama also called on the U.N. Security Council to pass a resolution on Syrian chemical weapons, one that includes consequences for the regime of President Bashar Assad if it doesn't get rid of its chemical stockpile.

The President also touching on the crisis in Egypt.  He says the United States hopes to maintain a constructive relationship with the interim government in Egypt.
 

 

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