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.
More CHANGE I can believe in. I'm glad the President is chairing this since he and Sen. Lugar worked so diligently on reducing nuclear weapons.
"..er...um...er..the US does not need the nuclear weapons in our arsenal so I volunteer to give them to anyone who might think they need them, er...er..um"
verizon wireless should go out of business for cheating it's customers. I have a certain phone number on my phone who gets call forwarding and I don't even know about it. The world is not as it seems and do death shall I work to change the world.
This is a poll that is not representative of the country as a whole–40+% were democrats–you lie!
And yet the GOP bots will continue to wail that Obama does nothing but talk. In less than 8 months, he has made greater steps toward disarmament than his predecessor accomplished in 8 years.
DOW Jones will drop significantly but it will recover if we change our business plans. especially for california. I think it is a good idea to work with another country regarding our nations health care considering sweden has a really solid health care policy.
Careful. Once we slip into that quicksand, we will never get out. Do we really want other countries running our business?
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someone be ready to throw a shoe
I'm so glad we have this smart man as president instead of the stubborn ideologues of the last administration.
I hope he realizes that Russia and China think he is an absolute fool when it comes to military and defense policy. Our allies see his weakness as a direct threat to their own safety. If I were diplomat from one of those countries I'd bring a bucket of popcorn and settle in for some good laughs.
The Fanaticism of a deliquent, wrapped up in his own self importance..
I'M SHOUTING HERE! This is indeed the best news I have heard all Year! We await the RESULTS BEFORE we get all excited then let-down! I am quite suspicious of all our various shades of politics as it appears to so many of us that we are dangerously close to a full, nuanced Fascist State with variations on the original dogma. We have been warned by Naomi Klein, "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise Of Disaster Capitalism" AND Naomi Wolf's, "The End Of America", AND Thom Hartmann's New book (newest of many), "Threshold". Why do I post these here multiple times? Because these and many others are vital books for UNDERSTANDING the direction America/World Has Been Taking For Some Time NOW! Peace and thanks for reading my post. Thanks, CNN!
Why haven't other Presidents chaired Summits? I hope he isn't putting his need for the spotlight before any long standing choices made by the other 11 Presidents since the forming of the US..... I hope he doesn't apologize for our country – we are owed a lot by many of the countries of the world and we should stand with our head held high.
thanks alot CNN for all your 9/11 coverage. wow you have it all over your pages don't you ? thanks alot for nothing. This is disgusting CNN. You should be ashamed
Obama, the weakest, narcissistic, arrogant, naive guy ever to sit in the Oval Office will chair a summit meeting of the totally inept U.N. Security Council – how fitting! :)
Why is President Obama constantly referred to by your station as Obama and not President Obama? I do not recall any other President of the United States title not being used when a reference was made to them.
Perfect person for this topic. Nuclear proliferation and nuclear disarmament are Mr. Obama's expertise.
The neo-cons are not your friend....They are interested inspiring in you and us to return to a desire for horror in the name of their gods (bullets oil flesh).
They will offer Cheney up to you......do not interrupt the Justice systems restoration, Sir.
CNN.....do the story on the letter, the signatories....
Keep the light on the Neo-cons......this is close to the heart of powers that wish to control through distraction.
Good idea this time. Nuclear prolifertion is in terrible shape and, frankly, it dwarfs healthcare, bailouts or climate change. Yes! I know that's probably sacrosanct stuff, but we are now seeing pretty unstable countries with nukes. And, in some places, terrorists are moving that much closer to acquiring them (Pakistan, Iran, North Korea?) one way or the other. A nuke going off somewhere will ruin your day a lot more than a warmer winter will. But I'm sure most people here will be appalled and disagree with all the fervor of the policitally correct.
I would imagine the US will have little leverage with China given they are the only country willing to buy Obama's debt.
thank you Obama for running
thank you U.S. for electing him
we have been blessed with a real leader
oh boy....... maybe since Iran feels they are a nuclear power ahmindihjad and good ole Barry can have an intimate chat about how else he can make it better for muslims in Iran and around the world... or even coach the Iranian leader on how best to infiltrate the U.S...... not so far fetched, but I know that the perspective of the Liberalites who think Obama is the great unifier and master of speaking someone elses words (thank you Mr. teleprompter man) he will be a wonderful chair of this U.N. council
PERHAPS HE CAN GIVE THE OTHER WORLD LEADERS LESSONS on how to apologize for defending freedom for those who can't fight for it themselves.
Let's go Obama, let's go......leadership