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The Israeli PM Just Gave An Epic Speech Against Radical Islam That Rocked The UN

 

 

 

 

 

” Talk about “audacity.” Talk about fundamentally changing the game. Redirecting the conversation about terrorism. Speaking the kind of unabashed, unvarnished truth that most world leaders wouldn’t dare to utter. Talk about what will have the world talking.

  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — true to the character of a man unafraid of how his words might be turned against him — has given what’s being called a “landmark” address to the United Nations General Assembly.”

 

 

 

 

Read more here and access the entire transcript here 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Government Spokesperson On UN Arms Treaty, “United States Would Vote “Yes” On The Treaty”

 

 

 

”  The National Shooting Sports Foundation today strongly objected to the last-minute reversal of the U.S. government position regarding the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. In the closing hours of negotiations on Thursday, March 28, the government abandoned its previous insistence that the treaty be approved only through achieving “consensus” of all the member states. Requiring consensus had been the United States position going back to earlier administrations.

At the end of the session, a U.S. government spokesperson told reporters “It’s important to the United States and the defense of our interests to insist on consensus. But every state in this process has always been conscious of the fact that if consensus is not reached in this process, that there are other ways to adopt this treaty, including via a vote of the General Assembly.” The spokesperson went on to say that the United States would vote “yes” on the treaty in the General Assembly, regardless of the positions of other member states. By abandoning the requirement for consensus the United States is assuring passage of the treaty by the United Nations.”

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UN Arms Treaty Blocked By Iran, North Korea And Syria

 

 

 

  “Obama’s speech in front of the United Nations General Assembly was not the best speech he could have given in the wake of Islamic protests across the globe, but it certainly wasn’t the worst. He made clear that the attacks of the past few weeks were “not simply an assault on America,” but also an assault “on the very ideals upon which the United Nations was founded.” “