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67th annual UN general assembly held in New York

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 8:48pm

The largest meeting of world leaders commences today in New York the 67th annual UN general assembly.
Along with various speeches there will also be more intimate meetings among the nearly 120 heads of state in attendance.

As the 2012 United Nations general assembly gets underway, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is already making news by scolding the UN security council.

The security council has failed to establish justice and ensure sustainable peace and security in the world.
Iran is facing international scrutiny and UN sanctions for its nuclear program with Israel calling for action.
Ahmadinejad says his nation would eliminate Israel if they attacked Iran.
The issue may arise during President Obama's speech tomorrow. The President is also likely to mention the unrest in the Muslim world.

 This morning, Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton talked about the assassination of the U.S. Ambassador in Libya, and said the world will not tolerate mob violence.
The people of Benghazi sent this message loud and clear on Friday when they forcefully rejected the extremists in their midst and reclaimed the honor and dignity of a courageous city.

President Obama is fielding criticism for skipping bi-lateral meetings with world leaders but making time for an appearance on a daytime talk show.
They have telephones in the white house. Last week he talked to the President of Egypt, he talked to the leader of Libya.
Right now most of the worlds' leaders can be found in New York.



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