President Barack Obama is in New York City to make an address at the United Nations General Assembly, and he is expected to speak on everything from the Iran nuclear deal, to the havoc in Syria. Watch the livestream of the address right here!
Following his eventful week with Pope Francis, President Barack Obama spoke to the United Nations Generally Assembly on Sept. 28 in New York. Along with the address, the president will also meet on the sidelines with Russian president, Vladimir Putin, the first meeting between Russian and U.S. leaders in several years. You won’t want to miss this historic address and, luckily, you don’t have to. We’ve got the livestream for you!
“Obama is expected to point to the nuclear deal — a historic deal between Tehran and six world powers aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear program — as an example of what can be accomplished by international cooperation when nations are held accountable for violating international rules, and principled diplomacy is pursued to achieve our objectives,” according to NBC News. You can watch how it all goes down below!
Along with the president, several of the world’s leaders gathered for the assembly’s 70th session, many of whom also spoke. Ahead of the address, Chinese president Xi Jinping was slated to speak, as was Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, in addition to Mr. Putin. Specifically, President Putin was expected to speak about Russia’s involvement with terrorist group, ISIS, and most parties were expected to speak about the crisis taking place in Syria.
As far as President Obama’s discussion with President Putin, the two will chat about Ukraine as well as the plans for peace in Moscow, however, focus will generally remain upon both Syria and defense against Isis.
What did you think of the address? Did the president address everything you hoped he would?
— Casey Mink