Mideast unrest and Iran on Obama's list for United Nations
September 21st, 2012
08:33 PM ET
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Mideast unrest and Iran on Obama's list for United Nations

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama will likely address the recent unrest in the Muslim world, including in Libya, when he speaks to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, according to administration officials.

He is expected to once again reject the views in the controversial video that is thought to have instigated the violence that resulted in the death of four Americans in Benghazi, one official said, while underscoring that violence is never acceptable.

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"He will also send a clear message that the United States will never retreat from the world; will bring justice to those who harm Americans; and will stand strongly for our democratic values abroad," an official explained in a statement.

The president spoke from the Rose Garden soon after the events that led to the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other U.S. consulate staff on September 11. Members of his administration have since labeled the attack an act of terror. On Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the U.S. "will not rest until we have tracked down and brought to justice the terrorist who murdered four Americans."

Regarding Iran's nuclear program, the president is not expected to deviate from his position that Iran has failed to meet international standards, but the forum of world leaders is an "opportunity for him to underscore that Iran must not be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon."

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Filed under: 2012 • Middle East • President Obama • United Nations
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    This Vedic is just a "pawn". Lame Excuse. Nothing to do with it.

    September 21, 2012 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  2. ObamaTheOnlyLeader

    I am grateful that we have Obama as a leader. I am glad that he sticks up for Islamic values. I think Obama is a modern day prophet. This will become more evident during his 2nd term. There is just something that sets him apart...above normal people. He has a genuine compassion for people in general. I think it's good that Christians have lost theri stronghold. It has been bad for our country. All praise be to Obama. Obama 2012.

    September 21, 2012 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  3. mary

    I hope I'm still alive to see these pathetic liberals being hauled off to chinese prisons when the time finally comes. There is no free speech.

    September 21, 2012 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  4. Pete

    Pres.Obama must have been some what elated seeing the work of democracy of our ambassador being shown today by Libyans storming a terrorists stronghold and burning their building to the ground after running all their occupants out...Democracy does work and Libya is a work in progress,the ambassador and his staff I know are smiling down on Libyas people,his work isn't done,but its a good start,they're free and grateful!!Be patient, it doesn't happen over night, nothing lasting ever does!!

    September 21, 2012 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    No one believe video...I am confident of THIS president.

    September 22, 2012 05:18 am at 5:18 am |
  6. GI Joe

    Can you imagine rmoney in foreign discussions? ha..........................ha.......................ha

    September 22, 2012 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  7. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    We are fortunate that President Obama is addressing the United Nations, and not the idiotic war mongering chicken hawk, Mittens.

    September 22, 2012 10:08 am at 10:08 am |