Edition: United States United States Select Region
Email: Passwd: or sign up free
One News Page
One News Page United States > Front Page > Obama warns Ahmadinejad in UN speech as Iran threatens to attack Israel
Breaking News: Bank of America posts loss, hurt by legal expenses
Open news article

Obama warns Ahmadinejad in UN speech as Iran threatens to attack Israel

One News Page Staff
Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Obama warns Ahmadinejad in UN speech as Iran threatens to attack Israelby

U.S. President Barack Obama told the United Nations General Assembly that his country will "do what we must" to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, as Iran's president Ahmadinejad declared Israel will be "eliminated"

NEW YORK -- As 120 world leaders gathered in New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly, U.S. President Barack Obama warned Iran in his opening speech.

He told the UN that a nuclear-armed Iran "is not a challenge that can be contained", and that "the United States will do what we must to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon."

His warning came after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday that Israel has no roots in the Middle East and would be "eliminated" - ignoring a warning from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to avoid incendiary rhetoric ahead of the General Assembly Meeting.

"We don't even count them as any part of any equation for Iran. During a historical phase, they (the Israelis) represent minimal disturbances that come into the picture and are then eliminated," the Iranian president said.

Israel is believed to be considering a pre-emptive strike on Iran's nuclear enrichment facilities - however, Ahmadinejad declared that an empty threat. "Fundamentally we do not take seriously the threats of the Zionists," he said. "We have all the defensive means at our disposal and we are ready to defend ourselves."

Back in the UN General Assembly, Barack Obama stepped up the pressure on Iran to seek a diplomatic solution, although he highlighted that "time [for a diplomatic solution] was not unlimited."

Obama's speech at the UN General Assembly comes just six weeks ahead of the U.S. Presidential elections in a close race against Republican rival Mitt Romney.
Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comment
Source: Newsy.com - on September 25, 2012

News video: Ahmadinejad Dismisses Israel, Defiant Ahead of UN Speech

Ahmadinejad Dismisses Israel, Defiant Ahead of UN Speech

In his latest remarks, Ahmadinejad dismisses Israel's history in the Middle East and its threats against Iran, sparking wide media reaction.

You Might Like

Other recent news in Front Page

Police investigate unattended backpacks left at BOSTON Marathon finish lineHow Do You Defend BOSTON MARATHON Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?
South KOREA Government Says 295 Still Missing Several Hours After Ferry Sinks; 2 Dead292 missing, 4 dead in SOUTH KOREA ferry disaster
Ukrainian MILITARY defections boost pro-Russia militia as unrest spreadsCHINA and LatAm support Coca-Cola sales
POLICE Unit That Spied on Muslims Is DisbandedFacebook's European Money Service, Portability And The Solution To AMERICA's Regulatory Mess
Mass MURDER rocks western Canadian city of CalgaryPro-RUSSIA insurgents tighten grip in east Ukraine



comments powered by Disqus

•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2014 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
One News Page - Top Headlines RSS Feed RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Advertise  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |  One News Page on Facebook LIKE us on Facebook  One News Page on Twitter FOLLOW us on Twitter  One News Page on Google+ FIND us on Google+

Bullet: One News Page official news app for iPhone Bullet: Our news app for iPhone