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Moment of Opportunity: President Obama on the Middle East & North Africa
07:29 PM EDT
In a major speech at the State Department, President Obama laid out his vision for a new chapter in American diplomacy as calls for reform and democracy spread across the Middle East and North Africa. He made clear that the United States will support people who call for democracy and reform and leaders who implement them, will oppose violence in cracking down on protests and efforts to limit the rights of minorities, and continue to work for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
Watch the President's full remarks here.
Also watch the online discussion that took place afterwards with questions from all over the world via Twitter, or learn more from two White House fact sheets:
- Fact Sheet: Economic Support for the Middle East and North Africa
- Fact Sheet: "A Moment of Opportunity" in the Middle East and North Africa