September 10th, 2009
02:45 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama to chair summit meeting of U.N. Security Council

WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Barack Obama will chair a summit meeting of leaders from nations on the U.N. Security Council September 24, his spokesman announced Thursday.

It will be the first time a U.S. president has chaired such a meeting, and only the fifth time the heads of state of Security Council member countries have held a summit, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.

The topic of the summit will be nuclear proliferation and nuclear disarmament, Gibbs said. The meeting will occur around the opening of the U.N.
General Assembly in New York.


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  1. Fred the Moderate

    They shore didn't ask bush or cheney. Tells you alot about how our country is precieved now over then doesn't it

    September 10, 2009 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  2. Lynne

    President Obama will get a much more respectful, attentive audience from his fellow leaders than from his Members of Congress.

    A recent extensive poll of European Nations revealed a 77 % approval rating fro Pres. Obama up from a 19% approval rating for President Bush. Why is CNN so reluctant to actually report on positive reports on the President??

    September 10, 2009 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  3. virginia nielsen

    Great !!! He's more than prepared to chair it due to his cultural level and intelligence !!! By the way, kudos to the prez for the message last night...Hopefully the repubs got it !!!

    September 10, 2009 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  4. aproudmemberoftheunpatrioticmob

    What a wonderful forum for an apology for being a country that had in the past been free and innovative, After he finishes apologizing, he can tell how he is changing all of that so we can be more like the Cuba and Venezula he so admires.

    September 10, 2009 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  5. WI Vet

    Why is an American Commander-in-Cheif heading the UN table now and not before? Because he can be trusted, he can relay his passion for the wellbeing of others clearly and hate him or not the man walks in the room with style and confidance.

    September 10, 2009 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  6. Johnny DC

    Obama's doing a great job of providing a secure world. He's turned his back on Israel. He's making friends with dangerous dictators like Chavez. And if that wasn't bad enough, North Korea and Iran will both be nuclear powers by the end of his first term. By the end of his second term, terrorist groups will have already detonated a nuke in a major US city.

    September 10, 2009 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  7. Jon in CA

    "It will be the first time a U.S. president has chaired such a meeting..."

    Typical. Send a community organizer to do the work of a president... and all you get is an incompetent meddler insulting local police (Cambridge), joy-riding Air Force 1, and fiddling around with the UN.

    I want my money (taxes) back. This fool isn't worth $4 much less $400,000/yr.

    September 10, 2009 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  8. Torture is Not Okay

    Thank God it won't be Sarah Palin, we dodged a bullet America.

    September 10, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
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