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Thread: Should the President of the United States PERSONALLY Preside over the UN Sec Council?

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    Should the President of the United States PERSONALLY Preside over the UN Sec Council?

    I ask because it's never been done before.

    VOA News - Obama to Preside at UN Security Council
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    Re: Should the President of the United States PERSONALLY Preside over the UN Sec Coun

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    I ask because it's never been done before.

    VOA News - Obama to Preside at UN Security Council
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    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice told reporters on Wednesday that the highlight of the U.S. presidency will be a summit-level Security Council meeting on nuclear non-proliferation. It is scheduled to be held on September 24 and will be chaired by President Obama - the first time a U.S. president has led a Security Council meeting.

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    In keeping with U.N. tradition, the U.S. president will address the General Assembly on the first day of its annual debate, on September 23. All in all, President Obama is expected to spend three days at the United Nations.
    The first is a one day thing, and no big deal, the second is traditional. I don't see a problem, but don't know alot about how the UN works, so would be interested if some one had some contrary information.

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    Re: Should the President of the United States PERSONALLY Preside over the UN Sec Coun

    no becuase thiis i s not his job. i f Presiident Obama does this then Fredrik Reeinfeldt,stephen harper,Gordon brown will do this.

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    Re: Should the President of the United States PERSONALLY Preside over the UN Sec Coun

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    I ask because it's never been done before.

    VOA News - Obama to Preside at UN Security Council
    I don't see why not. The United States doesn't get to be president of the Security Council very often. If Obama thinks that his presence there can do some good, it's OK with me.
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    Re: Should the President of the United States PERSONALLY Preside over the UN Sec Coun

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I don't see why not. The United States doesn't get to be president of the Security Council very often. If Obama thinks that his presence there can do some good, it's OK with me.
    then why do the US have ambassador t o UN?

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    Re: Should the President of the United States PERSONALLY Preside over the UN Sec Coun

    Quote Originally Posted by Kalle View Post
    then why do the US have ambassador t o UN?
    He is not taking over the job of the Ambassador, he is presiding over 1 meeting.

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    Re: Should the President of the United States PERSONALLY Preside over the UN Sec Coun

    Quote Originally Posted by Kalle View Post
    then why do the US have ambassador t o UN?
    To represent the United States. Obviously Obama is not going to meet with the Security Council every single day, so the US needs someone who is.
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