Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may directly urge President Abbas to resume peace talks between Israel and Palestine.
-The UNGA now has 193 member states, of which more than two-thirds are developing countries.
“I think we have concerns about how we’re going to go forward, but that’s precisely what we’re meeting on to talk about now”. “They cross my desk every morning”.
President of the 70th UNGA session Mogens Lykketoft, who is also a former speaker of the Danish Parliament, presided over the session. “The strong men of today become the spark of revolution tomorrow”, Obama warned. Tuesday he attends a Security Council meeting on counterterrorism.
The sanctions imposed by Washington are in retaliation for Pyongyang’s refusal to mothball its nuclear weapons program. “That is the strength of the global system when it works the way it should”. Respect for global legitimacy must apply to politics, economy, security, the environment and worldwide institutions. That has long since eroded, leading the American ruling class to increasingly rely on its military supremacy to topple insufficiently pliant governments and increase its economic and geo-political leverage against its rivals, including its nominal allies in Europe and Japan.
For the first time since the liquidation of the USSR, the USA is reported to be “reviewing and updating its contingency plans for armed conflict with Russian Federation”. He added that the U.S. would double the number of military advisers serving in United Nations peacekeeping operations.
Obama is speaking at the United Nations General Assembly. He said his country is “prepared to assist in the eradication of terrorism and … are prepared to help bring about democracy in Syria and Yemen”.
“The United Nations has asked for almost $20 billion to meet this year’s needs – six times the level of a decade ago”. He said they have a “poisonous ideology”, but glossed over the fact that the source of this ideology lies in the doctrines of Islamic supremacy and jihad that are intrinsic to the Koran and sharia law.
Putin “tried to open the eyes of the world and explain what a short-sighted policy of the United States could lead to”. “These new capabilities can prevent mass killing and ensure that peace agreements are more than words on paper”.
Democracy, he said, is a “practical necessity in this interconnected world”.
“When a dictator slaughters tens of thousands of his own people, that is not just a matter of one nation’s internal affairs”, the president said. All other states sit in the alphabetic order.
Obama calls the situation in Syria “an assault on all our humanity”.
While Putin’s speech sounded rather moderate, Russian Federation state media sought to make it sound more bellicose than it was and reaching out to the world.
“That means we must do everything we can to close the gap between the world as it is, and the world as it should be”, said Ban.
President Putin understands that the world has changed, and that the United States is not alone on the stage of history. The forthcoming US-NATO Trident Juncture 2015, set to be the largest North Atlantic Treaty Organisation exercises in the region since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, will prepare Western forces for war operations in the Baltic region and beyond.
Realism dictates that compromise will be required to end the fighting and stamp out ISIL, the president said.