President Obama Decries 'Old Order' in United Nations Address

The president addressed the United Nations General Assembly hours before sitting down with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
1:33 | 09/28/15

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Seventy years after the founding. Of the United Nations. It is worth reflecting on what together. The members of this body that helped. To achieve. President Obama taking the world stage this morning telling UN members they must work together. Mr. Obama saying the world cannot go back to the quote old order where might makes right and countries can turn their backs on the rest of the world. Our nations are more secure when we uphold basic laws and basic norms and pursue a path of cooperation over conflict. The president also addressed the conflict in Hezbollah saying that lurk at the UN is still in complete today we see the collapse of strongman. And fragile states breeding conflicts and driving innocent men women and children across borders. On an epic scale. After his speech mr. Obama is scheduled to have a face to face meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin the first annual brewery here. On the agenda Russia's buildup of troops in Ukraine. And its support Syrian dictator Bashar Al aside. US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power admitting the current US strategy. Of arming and training Syrian rebels if in jeopardy. Totally fair it's Odyssey even more complex I think than we would've envisage. This is the first time president when he appears before the UN general assembly in over a decade his speech is scheduled to take place later today. Carlo body get an ABC news New York.

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