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U.N. / Obama Address / No Meetings / A Discussion #1031352

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) President Obama's address at the U.N. and how he did not meet with any world leaders introduced; details given about Obama's meetings last year with leaders attending the U.N. session and of the Republican criticism. [At the U.N., OBAMA - says we will prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon; suggests criticism be allowed.] [U.N. Secretary General BAN Ki-Moon†- suggests Obama is busy.] [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY†- defends the president's schedule.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen and Fareed Zakaria about Obama skipping world leader meetings. [GERGEN - says the White House is focused on the election campaign and not foreign policy; notes personal relationships are important especially in the Middle East; states personal relationships matter enormously as done by President George Bush, Sr.] [In studio, ZAKARIA - says the reality is chemistry is important: flesh-to-flesh meetings.]

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