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General Assembly confronts 'time of turmoil'

Obama, Karzai discuss violence, terrorism

Last Updated: Oct. 1, 2012

"This is a time of turmoil, transition and transformation – a time when time itself is not on our side," cautioned UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the UN General Assembly in New York City on Sept. 25, 2012. Ban spoke before a congregation of more than 120 leaders and envoys and called on the UN to renew itself and its goals.

Leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama spoke about the recent attack on the American embassy in Libya while French President François Hollande called for intervention in Syria. Here are some notable quotes from the leaders.


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