From: Amie Parnes [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2015 06:47 PM
To: Velz, Peter T. EOP
Subject: Travel Pool #9 -- Preview of the President's UNGA speech, on background to a White House official
Preview of the President's UNGA speech, on background from a White House official:
On the 70th anniversary of the UN, the President will discuss the progress that's been made, the disorder we face today, and the leadership that is needed going forward. Drawing especially on recent history, he will make the case that nations succeed when they work cooperatively, and are weaker - and ultimately fail - when they pursue a path of aggression. The President will make a broad case for the type of leadership that is needed now - leadership that confronts threats while pursuing diplomacy, democratic principles, and support for international laws and institutions.
He will point to the Iranian nuclear deal as an example of what can be accomplished by international cooperation when nations are held accountable for violating international rules, and principled diplomacy is pursued to achieve our objectives. He will speak to the need for coupling our military efforts against ISIL with a commitment by all nations to seek and support a political resolution in Syria. He will underscore that our security - and not just our prosperity, depends upon making progress in advancing health, development, trade, and combating climate change so that we are reducing the causes of instability in our world. And he will make clear that nations will only succeed in the long-term if they respect the rights of all their citizens.
Senior White House Correspondent