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Obama to UN: «Israel must understand that the occupation cannot last forever»

President Barack Obama delivered a speech before the participants of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly – last in that capacity since the end of the year he leaves the presidency.

He presented the participants the most significant political initiatives implemented during his term including the restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba and the fight against Ebola in West Africa

He also spoke about the success of his administration achieved on the Syrian front, including the fight against the use of chemical weapons and the bombing of ISIS strongholds.

The US President argued that liberal democratic values are worth to fight for them, noting that the building of democratic institutions is not an easy job. He said that the fall of the regime and seizure of power by dictators inevitably lead to destabilization and war. «Freedom transforms our diversity into a strength, and I don’t think it is purely American story. Succeed those countries where citizens take responsibility for the future. And Ukraine is proof of that.»

Barack Obama referred to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, stating that both Nations will be better if the Palestinians end the incitement to violence and recognize Israel’s right to exist, and the Israelis understand that the occupation cannot last forever and agree to a Palestinian state.

Obama to UN: «Israel must understand that the occupation cannot last forever» 20.09.2016

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