UN General Assembly Opens in New York

The UN General Assembly opened today in New York. The annual gathering of world leaders will see 116 heads of state and government leaders meeting in New York. This year discussions will be dominated by the civil war raging in Syria as well as the heightened tensions between Israel and Iran. Also on the agenda is the continued economic crisis in Europe.

On Tuesday President Obama will address the assembly as well as the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, and French President Francois Hollande. Wednesday will see the controversial Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in past years his speeches have seen mass walk outs of delegates, appalled by his hate-filled rhetoric. On Thursday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will both be speaking. Last year the issue of Palestinian statehood was on the agenda, however it is believed this year the matter will be sidelined.

The gathering ends on Monday October 1st. The week will allow meetings of different delegates to discuss in detail the Middle East issues as well as the economic problems facing the world.

4 thoughts on “UN General Assembly Opens in New York”

  1. Irans president was rambling like a mad dog today about the end of Israel. Why do we even tolerate this on our soil?

  2. Wow it’s like New York is the centre of the world for the next week!
    Did Ahmadinejad not once claim he saw a light whilst giving his annual speech at the UN? So he’s a a guy building a nuke, who wants to destroy a nation and he has hallucinations! Yip sounds like the kinda guy you want to have an A bomb!

  3. Can anyone name a single success of the UN? (Rowanda, Mogadishu, Iraq oil for food scandal, massive corruption of “peace keeping troops”, Iran nuclear program…). Why on earth do we tolerate an institution with 0 wins, and thousands of losses. Its an experiment who’s time has come and gone.

  4. I would dare a western diplomat talk against Iran while inside Iranian soil. They know that our weakness is all the politically correct laws we have and use it to their full advantage. When Islam does take over, they would never offer the very same freedoms and rights that they used to bring us down in the first place.

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