US President: No place for violence among united nationsListen /
Violence and intolerance have no place among the countries that make up the United Nations, United States of America President Barack Obama told world leaders meeting in New York at the General Assembly.
President Obama said the UN was founded on the idea that people can resolve their differences peacefully through diplomacy.
He said the recent deadly attack on US facilities in Libya were not simply an attack on the United States, but also on these ideals.
"If we are serious about upholding these ideals, it will not be enough to put more guards in front of an Embassy; or to put out statements of regret, and wait for the outrage to pass. If we are serious about those ideals, we must speak honestly about the deeper causes of this crisis. Because we face a choice between the forces that would drive us apart, and the hopes we hold in common." (Duration: 27″)
President Obama began his speech by paying tribute to Chris Stevens, the US Ambassador killed in that attack in Libya.
Ambassador Stevens, he said, embodied the best of America.