1. DIPLOMACY

    Obama Calls for Action on Syria

    Mike Segar/Reuters

    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.

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    Highlights from Obama's UN speech.

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