President Obama at the UN General Assembly

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September 22, 2011
President Obama Addresses the UN General Assembly 2011

On September 21, 2011, President Barack Obama spoke before the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly and held a series of meetings with world leaders in New York City. In his address to the UN General Assembly, President Obama spoke about the remarkable changes that have occurred throughout the world since the last gathering of this group. The President said:

"This year has been a time of extraordinary transformation. More nations have stepped forward to maintain international peace and security. And more individuals are claiming their universal right to live in freedom and dignity."

Following the address, President Obama met with Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel and pledged America's commitment to the pursuit of peace in the Middle East. The President also met with Japan's new Prime Minister, Yoshihiko Noda. The two leaders discussed the ongoing recovery from the earthquake and tsunami that devastated that country earlier this year, and the importance of the strong Japan-U.S. relationship.

The President also spoke at the annual luncheon hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon for world leaders, where he saluted the work of those who served in U.N. missions all over the world, "who risk their lives-- and give their lives -- so people can live in peace and dignity."

Late in the day, the President and his senior foreign policy advisors met with some of our closest European allies. President Obama met with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, and both men stressed the importance of the U.S.-U.K. relationship. The two countries have worked closely together on issues related to Libya, Afghanistan, and the ongoing Middle East peace process.

In his meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, President Obama said he would be relying on France to help deal with numerous pressing international issues, "including trying to find a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but also trying to find a coordinated world strategy, global strategy, to deal with a economy that is still far too fragile."

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built39
September 26, 2011

W.W. writes:

@ Erdogan : Obstacle to peace are built from a lack of evolution - there are no excuses for Violence

any protest can be done with common sense and in the case of the flottillia to break the israeli block of Gaza it could have been arranged a sporty event like an American trimaran cup with prada vassels sailing around.

A lack of dialogue it what bring all of us to argue and a lack of evolution in our believes is what brings us to fight and kill for the sake of an unexisting god

palgye
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South Korea
September 26, 2011

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Greece...

Establish special measures for Greece is very important, but people, experienced in the past because of the financial crisis, a dangerous choice to re-think the possibility is very low. Through political cooperation with Greece to find a way to calm the crisis, the most important thing, but people like me can do to ordinary citizens, to travel to Greece to think. Greece's economy had relied heavily on the tourism industry, the industrial structure of this work motivate people, rather than the bribe did not recognize it as a crime, I think tomorrow is going to come any money. And the Greeks feel the biggest problem now, the inability of leaders to think and corruption. Whenever we talk about Greece, the idea of ​​noblesse oblige to talk about the lack of back story. America's richest people like to think we should give back to society. Starting today, noblesse oblige and the recovery of the nation's trust to the people to believe that the basis to impose austerity. I know she is a great way to default. However, if you bring in this way, Greece and countries with economies sparkling phase of processing to be similar, the problem of the economic crisis in countries like Greece, for their own situation, I think is difficult to talk openly. There are many elections in 2012. Politicians are afraid ...
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Personally, I object to is select the default. Once again to ask for help from Germany. Many times we are in France, the French president's reelection effort in order to emphasize that, if he would agree to easily. We helped him many times.

If you are short of money, using Libya as a decoy, to engage in Germany, Iran would like you to talk to you hope for.

I am opposed to is default. Today, but if morejjeum favor. However, now in Europe with Greece and the countries of the economic situation, but, I think is reluctant to reveal publicly. Spain's housing construction policies, like the wrong economic policies in countries where there are also. They were supposed to choose civil engineering,,,,

When stumbling block dominoes, difficult to stop. If you try to stop it, I think is completely collapsed. Please, are encouraged to believe my story one more time. As in the case of Brazil (By the way, former President Lula, Does he complain to me? wondering? who are said we help Brazil and Lula?)

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