FW: In-town pool report #1

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From: Lesley Clark [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 12:23 PM
To: Velz, Peter T. EOP; Barnes, Desiree N. EOP
Subject: In-town pool report #1

No major news. Obama took no questions, but smiled and said thanks as
a few were asked (on his Iran speech Wednesday, Biden)
Pool was led into the Oval Office at noon for the bottom of a
bilateral meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Obama spoke briefly, congratulated UNGA on upcoming 70th anniversary.
Obama said the two spoke about climate change, Syria, the need to end
the conflict in Yemen, what he said was "modest progress" in Libya
They also discussed South Sudan and, he said, more positively,
Millennium Development goals.
He said they also talked about how to give the UN more support and
said that U.S. wants to make the most out of September UN meetings,
including on countering violent extremism.

Ban Ki-moon said their  meeting comes on the eve of a historic meeting
in September and hailed Obama for Iran deal, Cuba policy change and
recent trip to Africa, calling them "Historic diplomatic
achievements."
He also congratulated Obama for "visionary leadership" for climate
change proposal on power plants.
Said it can achieve "huge dividends"
On Yemen, no military solution, he said.
He said Obama recent visit to Africa and South Sudan meeting "really
made a big difference"

Vice President Joe Biden was in attendance, standing on the side w
Samantha Power. Others spotted were Susan Rice, Brian Deese
Obama smiled and gave a little bow when CBS's Mark Knoller asked Obama
about a potential Biden presidency bid

Pool was out after about 16 minutes

Lesley Clark
White House Correspondent
McClatchy Newspapers
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Lesley Clark
White House Correspondent
McClatchy Newspapers
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xxx-xxx-xxxx
xxx-xxx-xxxx
@lesleyclark

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