The U.N. report has increased the pressure on Assad to turn over his chemical weapons arsenal to the international community. Obama made the case during his address to the U.N. Tuesday that the rest of the world must put pressure on Assad following his administration's unilateral pursuit of a military response to last month's attack.
The president went on to repeat President Franklin Roosevelt's declaration as the U.N. was being crafted that world peace cannot be the work of one nation, such as the United States, but rather must rest on the “cooperative effort of the whole world.”
“International peace, development and security will not be achieved by one nation or one group of nations,” Obama said. “It must be the work of all of us.”
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