Minutes into President Obama's address Monday to the United Nations in New York, cameras found Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryBringing the American election experience to Democratic Republic of the Congo Some Dems sizzle, others see their stock fall on road to 2020 The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE yawning.

Kerry, who is attending the General Assembly meeting as Obama's top diplomat, held a meeting relating to the situation in Syria at a hotel in New York earlier in the morning at 7:30 a.m., according to his public schedule.

Obama said during his remarks that the U.S. was committed to working with any country, including Russia and Iran, to encourage peace in Syria after the civil war.