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Russia, China under fire in Obama's last U.N address as president

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 01:05

In his last address to the United Nations as U.S. President, President Barack Obama called on Russia, China, Israelis and Palestinians to abide by international rules and to cooperate. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama called on several nations with which he's had contentious relations to abide by international rules and do more to improve cooperation on a global level. "We need to sustain our commitment to international cooperation rooted in the rights and responsibilities of nations," Obama said during his address to the United Nations General Assembly. "Binding ourselves to international rules over the long term enhances our security." He then referred to Russia's involvement in the Ukraine crisis and China's presence in the South China Sea. Earlier he had referenced the ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, urging both sides to recognize what they need to do to bring peace and solidarity to the region.

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Russia, China under fire in Obama's last U.N address as president

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 01:05