Obama in favor of freedom of expression
New York, September 25, 2012
U.S. President Barack Obama gave his speech at the UN General Assembly, where he paid a heartfelt tribute to the ambassador killed in Libya.
“Chris Stevens reflects the best of America, he generated bridges. He had principles, how to live with dignity, justice and opportunity. The attacks were attacks against the United States,” Obama said.
And he referred to the videos that led to the death of Stevens, ensuring that his country has nothing to do with them.
“It was an insult not only to Muslims, but to all the United States, because we respect the freedom of religion. We understand why people are offended by the videos. Our Constitution provides for freedom and for that reason we cannot prohibit them” Obama said.
“People say horrible things about me every day, but I will always defend the right to do so,” he added.
He warned on the other hand about the danger of a nuclear weapon in Iran’s hands. “A nuclear weapon in the hands of Iran threatens to eliminate Israel, the security of the Gulf nations and the stability of the global economy.”
“We want to resolve this issue through diplomacy, and we believe there is still time and space for that. But that time is not unlimited,” he said.
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