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Biden speaks climate, economy, and Middle East at UN General Assembly

CM 21/09/2021


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US President Joe Biden took the stage on Tuesday at the opening general debate of the UN General Assembly, speaking about the climate, the economy, international threats, and the Israeli – Palestinian conflict.
Biden spoke about the importance of working together on the international stage, and called the current moment in history “a moment of inflection.”
Regarding Afghanistan, Biden said that he had ended 20 years of war, and will be embarking on 20 years of diplomacy.

Regarding COVID-19, Biden noted the vaccines that the US has given to some 100 countries and stressed the importance of a united front against the pandemic by vaccinating the world.
The US president then moved on to discuss the climate crisis. He argued that the climate crisis is an opportunity not just to clean up the environment but to kickstart developing economies by creating new jobs developing new infrastructure.
“In April, I announced the United States will double our public international financing to help developing nations tackling climate crisis. Today, I’m proud to announce that we’ll work with the Congress to double that number again, including for adaptation efforts, to make the United States the leader of public climate finance,” he stated. 
On economics, Biden said that his administration would act to create a level playing field for the countries around the world. He stressed that the US would step up to defend its allies, as well as the weaker countries of the world against stronger, belligerent ones. He stressed, though, that the US was not interested in another Cold War with rigid blocs vying for world domination, but is willing to work with any country, no matter the differences of opinion.

 The sun shines behind the United Nations Secretariat Building at the United Nations Headquarters. New York City, New York, U.S., June 18, 2021. (credit: REUTERS/ANDREW KELLY/FILE PHOTO) The sun shines behind the United Nations Secretariat Building at the United Nations Headquarters. New York City, New York, U.S., June 18, 2021. (credit: REUTERS/ANDREW KELLY/FILE PHOTO)

He also pledged to make a $10 billion commitment to end hunger and invest in food systems both in the US and across the world.
On Iran, Biden said that his administration is making sure that Iran will not acquire nuclear weapons, and is “confronting Iran diplomatically.”
On world terror, Biden said that “today, the world is not in the place it was in 2001.” He argued that the US is better equipped on its own and in cooperation with other countries to fight terror all over the world.
He said that all people of the world deserve one basic thing: dignity.
He specifically mentioned Israel and said that his support for a Jewish sovereign state is unequivocal. He expressed his support for a Palestinian state as well but admitted that that option was a long way away. 
He did, however, say that people must not give up hope that long-standing international conflicts will reach a conclusion.
He concluded his speech by saying that the United States will lead on challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic to the climate emergency, but that they will not fight against these challenges alone.

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The host of Coffee Mouth Scare Crow Show and CEO of 452 Impact, Inc. Here is food for thought. Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." John 3:16 "For God so love ed the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall be saved."

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