Questions on President Obama’s trip to the U.N. General Assembly with Ben Rhodes
The White House hosted a live video chat to answer your questions on the President's trip to the United Nations General Assembly. The conversation ranged from topics such as the United States' involvement in Libya to international trade agreements and the US economy. Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting sat down to answer your questions submitted through Facebook and Twitter.
Watch the whole video of the Open for Questions event, or use the links below to jump directly to the questions that you're interested in. Follow @WhiteHouse on Twitter for more opportunities to engage with us.
- Why should the US engage with the United Nations?
- What actions can the US take to help resolve the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians?
- What is the United States' position on the events in Yemen?
- What is the timeline and next steps for the Security Council resolution on Syria?
- How is genocide prevention and conflict intervention advancing the US national interests?
- What specifically can be done to increase the role of women and peace in the Middle East and how receptive are the countries to that goal?
- How is the US relationship with Turkey?
- How will the administration ensure that genocide prevention remains a priority for the US government going forward?
- Does the Obama administration forsee any further diplomatic communication between the US and Iran?
- What does a real win look like in the middle east and how do we accomplish it?
- Why are we involved in Libya, can we really afford more debt?
- Will the administration help facilitate aid to Africa from organizations that do not recieve funding from the US?
- When will our involvement in Libya end?
- How is the US preparing to care for troops coming back from war?
- What was the most significant moment of the UNGA for the President?
- What is the administration doing with international trade agreements to help our domestic economy?
- What is the President's view on NAFTA and jobs being sent overseas?