Speaking at United Nations General Assembly on Monday, Obama said that the US is willing to work with Russia and Iran to solve the current crises in Syria. He also admitted that leaving a vacuum in Libya was mistake.
RT reports: In discussing the spread of Islamic State militants throughout Syria and Iraq, as well as the flood of migrants and refugees fleeing conflict there, Obama promised to work with the international community because the US “by itself, cannot impose stability on a foreign land, unless we work with other nations.”
“And unless we work together to defeat the ideas that drive different communities in a country like Iraq into conflict, any order that our militaries can impose will be temporary,” the US president added. He refrained from giving an assessment of the results of US military campaigns in the Middle East.
Obama’s speech was peppered with calls for the international community to work together to bring peace and stability to the world.
“No matter how powerful our military, how strong our economy, we understand: The United States cannot solve the world’s problems alone,” Obama warned his fellow world leaders.
Throughout his speech, Obama looked at strengths and weaknesses of the world community. He looked at how US-led coalitions had handled previous international conflicts like Iraq, Libya and Cuba, including their successes and failures.
When discussing the UN coalition’s actions in Libya, Obama admitted that the international community did not follow through on all its promises.