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david: i am david cook. mrs. samantha power's first visit here. she immigrated to the u.s. from ireland. she earned her bachelor's from yale and a law degree from harvard. she reported from bosnia, kosovo, sudan, and rwanda. during that time she wrote an op-ed for the washington post calling for the u.s. government to do more to release david rohde who was being held by bosnian forces. ing for the government to do more to win the relief of the hostage
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reporter. she won a pulitzer prize for her book, problem from hell. she went on to become a professor at harvard kennedy school of government and the founding center for human right policy. she was a specialist assistant to the president and advisor on multi- it lateral affairs. she and her husband are the parents of two young children. thus ending the biographical portion of the program, now on to mechanics. we are on the record here. no live blogging or tweeting and no filing of any kind while the breakfast or lunch is underway. give us time to listen to what our guest said. there is no embargo when the session ends.
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to help you curb the self the urge, we will email several photos of the session as soon as the lunch ends. regular attendees know if you want to ask a question, please do the traditional thing and send me a settle nod and i will call on one for all the time we have available. i'm going to allow her to make some opening comments and then we will go to questions around the table. thank thank you for doing this. >> thank you for having me. i thought what i would do is dedicate a few minutes on the topic to talking about the upcoming general assembly. it is is the 70th anniversary of the united nations, and more heads of state are defending on new york then we have seen and the like of this administration. we have historians looking to see if more than ever before. of course the pope is also visiting.
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it is going to be a bad time to be driving on the east side of manhattan with all the visitors. perhaps because it is the anniversary, perhaps because the secretary-general is entering the last year of his term and of course we are in election season for the presidency, for a host of reasons there are is a lot of soul-searching in the un. there always is. every general assembly as people reflect on the year that has come before, but this year it is more pronounced than usual. on the one hand you have the fact of the general assembly coming together again remind people where we were last year and one of the things that happened last year when pres. obama was there was that he and secretary-general used the high-level gathering gathering to try to mobilize international community around ebola. this
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time last year we were passing around charts that show you have a million infections by january of 2015 if the curb was not bent. now we are looking at the figures for this week are five cases. this time last year was close to 700 new case are in a went higher than that into the fall. that's unilateral work and it took a lot of cost and people died of ebola, but it was also an example of the international community building the airplane as they flew it in an important way. then of course the nuclear deal over iran is also something that has heartened not just the seer security counsel but the broader membership because there is a belief in new york, at least,
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that the un should work this way. you have a country a country acting in violation of international norms, the security council comes together and puts in place, over many years, incrementally more and more exacting ship sanctions regime, calling on that rogue country to come into compliance with international norms. that country comes to the table, we come we come to the table, we secure an agreement that on behalf of international peace and security cuts off iran's pathway to a nuclear weapon. so there is again, a sense that there is an exemplar of what the international community can do when it's united and when it's prepared to enforce its words. you have all of this on the one hand and then you have scenes of biblical processions from the coast of turkey descending on
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the doorstep of europe. whether they're from syria or afghanistan, this comes on the heels of seeing comparable images off north africa descending on italy earlier in the year. indeed the european union is coming to the un security council looking for an authorization to take a set of steps to try to stem the flow in a responsible way and then of course in east asia, the shift is floating and being claimed by nobody. they are putting everything on the line and sadly trusting very nefarious smuggling networks to promote the welfare of themselves and their family. if you need to more vivid testament to the commons, the
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ic, there is no more vivid testament than that. it really raises really raises questions about burden sharing and the syrian conflict in particular and the need of course, for the long elusive political solution to that conflict. just to briefly preview what pres. obama will be doing when he travels to new york for the general assembly, we are doing -- the first day he arrives he will participate in the summit in which sustainable development goals are embraced. these are goals that are the sequel to the previous millennium development goals which is called the post-2015 agenda. it's a series of goals to end inequality and extreme poverty for the first time it is an agenda that interweaves the environmental agenda and the need to take care of our oceans and curb carbon emissions and so forth into the anti- poverty,
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more traditional economic agenda. it's it's a very important set of goals and targets, but president obama will join other heads of states in embracing those goals and to lay out an agenda for implementation. these are goals that will take us another 15 years and the mbg has had a very interesting and unexpected effect in that you started to see ministers in the developing world measuring themselves and their performance on the basis of how they were faring next to these goals. literally report cards on malaria or on girls education. now we have a new set of goals and donors will channel resources around those goals. it's an important agenda and gets -- if these goals are realized which is very ambitious, some of the causes of conflict would be addressed.
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we can't just deal with conflict, we have to deal with the root cause of conflict. the two more points just on his schedule and then i'll wrap up, he will also, on his second day in new york, convened, convene along with a number of other heads of state and secretary-general and unprecedented peacekeeping summit. why peacekeeping? the united states united states doesn't have a large number but it turns out we are calling on un peacekeepers to do more and more in more places and more difficult places than ever before, and the supply of peacekeepers is being outstripped. one only needs to read the newspaper to know how outstripped it is by the demand. there have been some noteworthy changes in peacekeeping since some of us covered the balkans.
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it used to be european peacekeepers were about 40%. today europe only constitutes, there's only 6000 european peacekeepers and they are only at about 6%. you have a situation where you have developing countries doing the peacekeeping and developed countries like the united states and other big donors to the un paying for it. it's extremely important that the capabilities of these missions have in places like molly and the central republic that extremism can fester that those capabilities be enhanced. the mandates have gotten more robust than they were 20 years ago. the. the capabilities of those troops on the ground are not what they need to be. indeed the the ability to even know what is coming at them. in parts of motley, it's hard to
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know which extremists are where. it's it's a real liability. president obama spent the last years working with the secretary general of the un to try to mobilize troops and police from other countries. it's a pledging constance so now we have more than 40 heads of state who have signed up. in order to speak, they have to make an announcement about what new they are going to be contributing. it's. it's a very unusual type of event. lastly, i know something on everyone's mind, the president's final day in new york, he will convene a summit on counterterrorism. he will have three segments. there will be one on the anti-
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terror coalition and a sequel to what he did last year at the general assembly which was he chaired a meeting where he discussed foreign terrorist fighters and figuring out ways to share information and the third segment will be countering violent extremism. you would say these are all overlapping and they are to some extent but it's countering violent extremism has to include religious leaders, society society leaders and civil leaders. in course you have to capture people before they become extremism.
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these are the three prongs of the counterterrorism, counter isil. you will have different countries participating in each of these segments but the meeting is one pres. obama is obama is convening. the last thing i will say. >> the last, last thing. >> i just want to say a word about something we've been doing and it's a campaign called free the 20. pres. sheehy and un women are going to convene a high-level meeting, head of state meeting, 20 years since the beijing summit on women's empowerment. unfortunately around the world, including china, there are many women who will not be participating in this conference and are not participating in civic life because they have been imprisoned for actually speaking up against sexual harassment or corruption, etc. every day leading up to this event that will be convened, we are profiling one woman
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political prisoner and i have a little chart. we have a visual. indeed the the visual is each woman's picture will be hung so as heads of state and others walk in they will be able to see the prisoners who are being profiled. we are working actively, diplomatically to secure the release of these women. many have been in jail for a long time. i just wanted i just wanted to draw your attention to that. thank you. >> we will go right to my colleagues. i will do one by one.
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>> this is the first time in ten years that he will attend a un ga. the number one issue will be now that it has toned down a bit from syria and the fact that there are troops there and the fact that his foreign minister has talked about an antiterrorist front, how does the united states handle this given the fact that the united states is opposed to any type of intervention that will stabilize assad, and yet the united states, actually, when you think about it, shares an interest in keeping assad where he is to prevent the creation of a power
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of a power vacuum into which other groups could move and create even more chaos in syria. >> let me address the assad question first. it is a myth that assad and his laborers have been directed at isil over the time in which isil has est. a safe haven for itself in syria. indeed i believe the unit new york times documented a whole series of transaction between isil and the syrian regime. all the assessments show that in terms of the attraction of jihad ease, the ongoing tactics that he pursued in trying to retain
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power, arresting protesters or anybody suspected of dissent and then the mass torture that has occurred in syrian prison, these, as my british colleague said yesterday, every barrel bomb that syria and assad drop is a gift to isil. so we have made clear from the beginning that it is going to require a robust coalition to defeat isil. the idea that doubling down on the assad approach to counter insurgency, namely to treat isil and moderates and civilians and hospitals as equally worthy targets, that is a difficult
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approach. our shared interest is an interest that we share with russia and that is degrading and defeating isil. the approach of of supporting a regime that has helped fuel the rise of isil, that is a misguided approach and it's not the approach that we will take. >> michael gordon from the new york times. >> i would just like to ask a follow-up on that question. jonathan remarked on the russian military moves, but in the diplomatic sphere i would like to ask you to related questions. the russians have suggested they are not wedded to any personality in syria or wedded
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to assad. in your experience has there ever been a serious proposal by the russians to work with the united states with an eye toward political transition in which assad is out of power? have they ever propose that or in the to assad? lastly, they imploded the russian talks as a serious situation, do you think that would be a useful step to take at this juncture? the russians assertion is that they would be going after the islamic state. thank you. >> thank you, let me say just a couple things about russia's
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posture toward political talk. first, russia russia has embraced, from the beginning the creation of a transitional governing body by consent. on on one hand it gives the government and the assad regime assay in what that transitioning governing body looks like but it also gives the opposition would not agree to something where assad stayed. i know some of these news reports have stepped up military supplies and the council actually agreed to a statement supporting efforts which
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include, and we we explicitly wrote this into the statement which was adopted by consensus, basically negotiation to give rights to a governing body. there is a refresh in which again they signal that. you know we have been engaged in secretary kerry has been engaged with intense conversation with stakeholders in the region in order to see, again, what kind of flesh one could give to that idea of a transitional governing body and moscow has been inviting to its capital opposition politician as well as regime politicians as a way to get a sense of the opposition in
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who's who. that is what i've described which is part of their investment in the political process they claim that not withstanding this apparent infusion of military hardware to still be committed to a solution and that is why we are engaging with them at the highest levels to try to convey that it is not possible to defeat isil while supporting assad and to stress again is no military solution. if any actor goes all in on the military side, as there is a risk of happening now, that will just prolong the conflict, enhance the risk of chemical
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weapon use and over time, strengthen isil's hand. that is our message up to this point. the extent of our dialogue at this point is diplomatic. we have have not had military contact on this. >> i think we are talking in diplomatic channels. >> can i do a follow-up on diplomatic channels question right there was a story in the new york times this morning about a possible meeting between president obama and vladimir putin where they would talk about syria. >> i can't speak to the general assembly schedule, there are a lot of questions like that that can be asked but we will announce it at any meetings we have a soon as we have scheduled them. >> thank you i also had a question about syria, but very quickly, before that on ukraine, do you you have any information
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about blocking assistance moving into that region? is that something something you can confirm or something you've heard something about? >> the has been a recurring problem. i don't know if it's a specific shipment shipment or convoy that you're referring to but i'll get back to on that. >> my bigger question is that now that the european seems to have refocused attention, certainly by congress on the syrian issue and there's a series of hearings this week, both republicans and democrats don't seem to be voicing their opinion that the strategy isn't working. it's it's not fast enough such as it is and they said recently they thought it was a stalemate after a year of
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the air campaign. there are increasing calls for forward movement on some sort of safe zone or something that would change the equation there. i'm wondering if you have seen the same feelings among your security council colleagues that are part of the coalition. are they advocating for a change in policy? is there more pressure to change the military strategy in any way that would stop the exodus that would stop isis advance and whether to engage with or against assad. can can you also update us on the status of the efforts at the moment? >> i think for all of the
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dissatisfaction with the horrors on the ground and graphically embodied, hb by the death of the young boy on the beach and so many other families who have suffered so much and now are more visible because they are descending into european cities, they are on the hill, and everywhere else, a great number of views on what should be done. they really run the gamut and that's true also, i think, on the question of the refugees and the safe zone question and the question on the anti-isil campaign. i think in the security council you see something comparable. certainly there is an urgency in light of the european discussion about quotas and settlement and
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how to cut off the problem at the source so these flows abate so those who have moved can be taking care of but the system doesn't overload. you have that strand, but recall in the security council you have an approach embodied by some of the comments michael alluded to and jonathan alluded to by russian officials, that says the way to deal with this problem is to double down with the regime that caused this problem. the core differences of what the root causes are of the refugees and the rise of isil and the suffering, and what the solution is, those fundamental differences, certainly we are
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very interested in the wake of the iran deal and taking advantage of the unity and what i described at the beginning as a positive feeling about what unity can yield in new york, but without -- we need to get past this fundamental disagreement in terms of what the cause of terrorism is and how to combat it. so that was the vision that do not appear to have abated, notwithstanding that we have more meetings and more heartbreak, it hasn't changed yet the fundamental calculus on the part of the assad regime and those who support it
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>> the kinds of things that are being said, do since there's interest in what is going on among those diplomats and their leaders, what are you hearing? >> i have to give ashad diplomatic answer. [laughter] i have not done ashad straw poll, but my guess on the basis of the feedback i get in the hall is the unprecedented viewership of of the republican debate that some significant share, some modest share of that spike came from other countries ambassadors watching the debate. in other words i think there is more interest at this stage in
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the election and some of the more colorful aspects of the primaries that there may have been in the past. there is ashad deep interest in who runs america. and tell things sort of settle you don't hear about and you can tune you to exercise leadership in accordance with international quorums. you continue to want to build multilateral coalitions and appreciation for what president obama has tried to do in terms of engagement and perceiving to the un peacekeeping and even more appreciation to those
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investments. >> will go to yet los angeles times. >> you have made very clear that you think there is a difference on premises, there is doubling down on the side is - it's possible for an optimist to look at that and say maybe russia is doing two things at the same time. maybe something is worth exploring. when you when you say they are doubling down essay is that a warning or what the intentions are. is there anything on the diplomatic track worth exploring with the russians? >> we are going to continue in the aggressive way that secretary kerry has been added over the past weeks to engage
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russia diplomatically. i do the same in new york every day with my russian counterparts. we mean what we say, there has to be a political solution, solution, there is no military solution. in terms of what russian intentions are in this moment, i think that is another reason to continue the dialogue and to make plane again the perspective i have made here which president obama articulated on friday. also take note of the fact that we all take interest in defeating eisele and as the president said on friday, isil does pose a threat that is going to get president putin's attention. it is extremely important, in
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addition to collectively figuring out how to bring about a solution to syria and its own sake, it is clear that solution is over time to being able to wipe out a movement ensconced itself in a part of syria. i'm not passing judgment about what the intentions are but i think some of the comments that senior russian leadership have made suggest asides military approach needs help. fundamentally we believe the political track if not your country will be destroyed if you don't see fit you don't see them
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in a manner not everyone in syria to put their guns down. the goal is to put a critical mass of actors to embrace a settlement and all of us will be in a stronger position against eisele. >> comments for the national journal. >> how concerned are you on the developments of, and secondly with pres. coming next week it's hard to remember to build up in recent years, why shouldn't we expect that summit to be a train wreck? >> let me take the china question first. i will ask my colleague to flush
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out and supplement. as everyone has said this is a very complex relationship. every day, whether it is on south sedan or an anti- isil fighter in new york or the peacekeeping summit where china has dramatically expanded its contributions to peacekeeping in the last five years, we are working with china on issues that are very much in the u.s. national interests. by the same token, whether it is on cyber threats, freedom of navigation, human rights, one of the most important features of free the 20 campaign is china's hosting this event-what you'll
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see is plainspoken, public comments about our disagreements and not papering over our comments which we disagree. engaging in internal meeting where we hope to be in a better position where our positions are heated and we start to see changes in things that are troubling. in general, the approach of this administration which has served us well is on areas of disagreement, especially areas of disagreement as serious as those that will come up on this visit, it is extremely important to engage-and the president is an extremely powerful leader of a country that is extremely important on the global stage.
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that kind of dialogue, at that level is something you want to take advantage of to a mock progress. on northern ireland i would say the situation is very worrying. traditionally, i know this is someone who comes traditionally from ireland, the united states role is always welcomed. we are in a situation now where it is politics as usual and as far as the parties themselves have taken responsibility for implementation of the agreement, and fundamentally whatever nudging the united states can do from behind the scenes, ultimately this is something that needs to be settled with the parties on the ground. >> i don't have more with that actually. we can be in touch after if you have more details.
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>> rachel from cq luke go. >> they said the obama and administration plan to accept refugees they said the country should be willing to accept a hundred thousand refugees, what you think of that? laster the president talked about the ebola request can you anticipate a similar request and will that funding be used here or go to u.s. programs on the ground elsewhere question mark. >> thank you for the question which is extremely important. up to this point the united states has received 17000 referrals, cases which have, candidates were eligible for settlement. the president has made clear in
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the number we have been able to settle isn't sufficient and we need to expand that significantly in the next fiscal year. i would note over the life of the obama administration we have managed to settle 140,000 iraq he refugees and candidates which has gotten less attention. it has been an up-and-down program and we have made significant improvement in systems. we were able to welcome people in desperate need and make sure we have the screening and measures in place where we would have confidence people coming into the country are not taking advantage of the program. who are plotting or doing something to national security. the system in place again has
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been strengthen over time. the flow of iraq he shows that. the startup costs around the syria program have been significant, we have to break through that. in terms of what the overall number will be next year, we continue to assess that. this is an issue of acute urgency. it is important that at a minimum we go from 1600 to 10,000. their diverse views on the hill as a what a what the top line should be for a refugee program as a whole. and how many syrians we should take. this traditionally is done in a manner where we come to some consensus with folks on the hill. the conversation is just picking up and we welcome the proposals and consider it carefully. we need to make sure that all of us collectively who have had the
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experience of working with refugee families from any country that we the american people view themselves as messengers of the kind of country we have been over the time. too often, and the political season the loudest voices are ones that are very unwelcoming toward people coming from other countries, yet most americans have the experience of feeling the great pride we all feel. in terms of those we have been able to shelter in times of great need. >> the appropriate nations. >> the united states has given far more than any other country in terms of the un appeals and our preference at that refugees
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of the first few years was to stand by and hope they'll be returning home soon. they would stay in countries like jordan and lebanon where they have the same language and would be able to better integrate then when they're moving into new cultures and new communities. the united states has spent what $.4 $4 billion over the life of this crisis, inside syria and the neighboring countries. 2.1 billion on refugees alone. yet, the un appeals are underfunded. indeed, just two weeks ago thousands of refugees in lebanon were sent a text message by saying their food rations would be cut off. that is becoming a routine occurrence. one of the things we'll use with
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the pope's visit and the general un assembly is to try to leverage our contributions and try to mobilize contributions from other countries who have not been as generous as the united states has been up to this point. on the financial side, the private sector, foundations, there are a lot of people who are deeply moved by what there seem inside syria and in the neighboring areas. the united states has a long tradition of combining government resources with that of nongovernmental actors. president obama is ready to use his pulpit to move people in other communities.
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>> the obama administration responded by saying they would evaluate their approach to a solution. there has been talk of another resolution, with the u.s. do what we have done in the past and be supportive of our resolution with yahoo? >> i can't speak about hypotheticals. in my world every day there are different initiatives that are floated while very focused on isolating icicle waiting tensions. it is a very destabilizing situation right now.
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what would happen at the security council, it is very hard to say what we would do. i can say president obama as i said with anything that would undermine his security or bias, or one-sided, the united states would oppose. we oppose something like that in december just list last year, december 2014, where a resolution was put forward which was imbalanced and not something that would have advanced the cause of peace in the middle east. just last week there was an effort to raise the palestinian plague. i made clear and voting against the resolution that the status
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quo was not attainable. there has to be negotiations toward a two state solutions. you can't short-circuit the very difficult issues that parties have not been able to get past up to this point. we have never reassessed the depth of our relationship with israel out of the iran chapter here. we will be sitting down with the israeli officials and thinking about how we deal with other kinds of threats that iran poses to the region. or other forms of threats. as part of those discussions the un issues will arise. >> will you do some negotiating, another five minutes, we are happy to do either.
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we will do five minutes more. >> thank you ambassador. last week in the house of representatives a bipartisan group of members introduced a resolution recognizing islamic states, targeting of christian and other minorities as genocide which would have legal implications. this is an issue that is near and dear to your own heart, what is generally your response and is this something, everyone wants to see the defeat of isil. is this one of the issues that can find more, cause cause than the other big picture issues? >> certainly at the united nations and you'll see the surround president obama summit there is widespread unity.
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needless to say there is no one in any meeting defending what isil is doing. there is broad unity on the need to come back them and recognition there has to be a military component to that. having said that, and president obama will say this at the summit, there has been insufficient progress since last year in terms of information sharing, changing laws to prevent travel to those who may be contemplating joining isil or going to training. we have our work cut out first. there is consensus on the nature and the gravity of the threat. isil has asserted its tentacles since last year in additional,
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new parts of the world. you have even more countries coming forward and wanting to work together to think through how to bring about isil defeat. it will be extremely important for every country to be in full compliance with the resolution 2178, for more countries to contribute to the training and to the military effort in iraq and syria. this is a question of moving beyond an abstract consensus to true burden sharing. particularly this will be a long campaign. on the genocide question, when president obama decided to intervene militarily on behalf of he himself also invoked the prospect of genocide.
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there is no doubt minority of a certain groups with isil has proven a death sentence for many. if not not a death sentence, certainly a displacement sentence. having said that, sunni, and isil territory are also living under horrific hardship. anybody suspected of dissenting or in opposition of isil rule, you see whole tribes and families wiped out. while isil is targeting specific minority groups as such, it's monstrance ideology applies well beyond ethnic national religious groups to anybody who doesn't
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share its world view. >> we have time for one more, i apologize in advance for several people who are still waiting. >> i wanted to ask you about the pope visit. i be interesting if you could tell us about the u.s. vatican relationship that in ways that may not be obvious. when you talk to people, you talk about both the possibility of how transformational that visit could be in terms of american public life and the complexity of both welcoming someone from technically who is head of state but you are not doing it like you would normally do, and who can be so unscripted and hard to predict what he will do. can you talk a little bit about how one takes advantage of this moment.
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>> i will be more modest in my response. it sounds like you have done a lot of thinking about this. i will have the privilege both of getting to be part of an administration that is welcoming the pope in washington that he will also speak to the united nations. i'm thinking about this from the standpoint of how is the pope moving global public opinion on a set of of issues that are very important to the american people and of course to the collective good. i would only note that we are in crunch time when it comes to the climate, debate and climate negotiations. through a series of bilateral engagements by president obama himself, most recently with traveling and following up on
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the work john podesta has done, the united states is in a strong position again to lead by example. not all of the major admit or zara would where we would like to see them. the pope has tremendous sway well beyond his catholic flock. his message in new york will be extremely important in helping all of us in the international community try to take significant steps to save our planet. to put it mildly. if i could note, as someone else said, this refugee crisis is something that he himself has oak and so eloquently on in the past. i forget how he put it but the globalization and his trip,
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as one of his first acts to meet with migrants. one of his first very by pope standards pope speeches is on the immigrant flow out of africa. again the un appeal is underfunded, this is a contested issue within our own country as people grapple with how to balance security concerns and the desire to be generous. we very year-to-year what the pope says and there is a nice convergence on the timing of this trip. we really need to establish, weather and climate or in dealing with the acute n
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>> a look at political opinion conway andnne elizabeth sena. and then a new census report on income and health insurance. washington journal live on c-span. >> the post visit to the u.s., c-span has live coverage from washington. on wednesday, pope francis will visit the white house starting with a welcoming ceremony on the south lawn followed by a meeting with president obama. ,hursday the code makes history
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the first pontiff to address the house of representatives and the senate. watch live on tv or online at ong, c-spanaign l takes you to the road to the white house. are taking your comments on twitter, facebook, by phone, and every campaign event is available at >> saturday morning, candidates running for the democratic presidential nomination spoke at the new hampshire democratic party state convention. we begin with martin o'malley. this is 25 minutes.


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