1. DIPLOMACY

    Obama Calls for Action on Syria

    U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the 68th United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, September 24, 2013.  REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES  - Tags: POLITICS)   - RTX13XML

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    President Obama is taking Iran’s recent diplomatic overtures very seriously. In a speech at the United Nations, he announced that Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Iran’s foreign minister to discuss Iran’s nuclear program, the highest-level meeting between the two countries in 30 years. “The roadblocks may prove to be too great,” Obama said, “but I firmly believe the diplomatic path must be tested.” Obama also said the evidence that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against his own people is “overwhelming” and that the international community must act.

    Kerry to talk nukes with Iran.

    Highlights from Obama's UN speech.

    Read it at The Wall Street Journal