Barack Obama United Nations Live Stream: Watch US President Address Leaders At General Assembly
The following is an excerpt from Christopher Harress | September 28, 2015 | ibtimes.com |
President Barack Obama will address the 70th session of the U.N. General Assembly Monday. Obama is expected to call on world leaders to work together to confront crises around the world by scaling back aggressive political tactics and embracing diplomacy.
The United Nations Web TV service will live stream the president’s remarks, which are slated to begin not long after 9 a.m. EDT. Brazil speaks before the U.S., and China and Iran will follow Obama.
“Obama will be in the tricky position of speaking before his two main geopolitical rivals. If he lauds their cooperation over Iran, right-wing American critics will claim he’s gone soft on China and Russia. If he throws in any tough lines about Ukraine, as he did last year, or the South China Sea, Xi and Putin will be able to take the podium and accuse him of making trouble,” Richard Gowan, a U.N. expert at the European Council on Foreign Relations think tank, told the Guardian. “I can only imagine that the [U.S.] State Department will be trying to coordinate very closely with Moscow and Beijing, and the CIA will be working very hard to get early drafts of their texts.”
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