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September 13, 2013

Weekly Show

Obama is now pursuing a plan where the Syrian regime would hand over control of its chemical weapons. We take a closer look at how the Obama administration is attempting to pursue a diplomatic resolution while keeping military action as a viable option. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Peter Baker, New York Times; James Kitfield, National Journal; and Karen Tumulty, Washington Post.

Obama tells U.N. new democracies need free speech

Essential Reads

President Obama on Tuesday used his last major address on a global stage before the November election to deliver a strong defense of America’s belief in freedom of speech, challenging fledgling Arab and North African democracies to ensure that right even in the face of violence.

U.S., Allies Mount Pressure on Syria at U.N.

On The Radar

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton led a high-wattage diplomatic push Tuesday to persuade the U.N. Security Council to endorse an Arab plan for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down, but she couldn't break the steadfast objections of Russia and China.
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Iran Threatens to Block Oil Shipments, as U.S. Prepares Sanctions

On The Radar

A senior Iranian official on Tuesday delivered a sharp threat in response to economic sanctions being readied by the United States, saying his country would retaliate against any crackdown by blocking all oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz, a vital artery for transporting about one-fifth of the world’s oil supply.
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