Watch President Obama Address the United Nations General Assembly
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President Barack Obama will be one of the first out of the gate in what promises to be a long and tense Monday. His address to the United Nations General Assembly, set to start around 10 a.m. ET, will be followed by Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin. All eyes will be on how Obama and Putin each address the four-year civil war in Syria on the heels of Russia’s plans to bolster Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with military troops and aid from Shiite leaders in Iran and Iraq.
Obama is expected to call for global unity in Syria that leads to a negotiated political settlement to the war — a clear distinction from Russia’s military strategy to help Assad. The United States has demanded that Assad give up power as a key part to diffusing the strength of the Islamic State in Syria. Obama “will make the case that nations succeed when they work cooperatively, and are weaker — and ultimately fail — when they pursue a path of aggression,” a White House official told reporters on Sunday.
Watch Obama’s complete speech here.
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