By Balitang America, ABS-CBN North America Bureau
Sept. 24, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – President Barack Obama called on the world to join the battle against terror during an address at the United Nations General Assembly today.
“Today, I’d like to focus on two defining questions at the root of so many of our challenges,” said Obama, “Whether the nations here today will be able to renew the purpose of the U.N.’s founding, and whether we will come together to reject the cancer of violent extremism.”
President Obama said extremist groups like ISIS and Al-Qaeda will die if “consistently exposed, confronted and refuted.”
The speech comes a day after the U.S. and allies launched the first round of airstrikes against terror groups ISIS and the Al-Qaeda linked Khorasan group.
The coalition has fired tomahawk cruise missiles from the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, and war planes bombed targets on either side of the Syria-Iraq border.
“No God condones this terror,” said President Obama. “No grievance justifies these actions. There can be no reasoning, no negotiation with this brand of evil. The only language understood by killers like this is the language of force. So the United States of America will work with a broad coalition to dismantle this network of death.”