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US President Obama's UN General Assembly Speech (2009)

A speech given before the United Nations General Assembly by US President Barack Obama on 23 September 2009. Sworn into office eight months previously, Obama commented on international security, the global economic crisis and climate change. On the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he called for negotiations to resume without preconditions on all key issues, with the goal of implementing a two-state solution. He also committed to promoting Arab-Israeli peace at large, emphasizing Syria and Lebanon.