Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad takes to the podium this morning at the U.N. General Assembly, and in something of a preview he told The Associated Press that “God willing, a new order will come together” that in his view would end “the system of empires” led by a “bullying” U.S.
We’ll watch for highlights from the Iranian leader’s address, which will likely begin sometime after 10 a.m. ET. If Ahmadinejad repeats some of the things he’s said in the past — such as last year’s claim that the “mysterious Sept. 11 incident” was a “pretext [for the U.S.] to attack Afghanistan and Iraq” — diplomats from the U.S. and other nations will almost surely walk out in protest.
– Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.
– British Prime Minister David Cameron.
– Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
On Tuesday, President Obama spoke. He used his address to say that slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens was an example of the type of leader who will determine the world’s future.