In a series of interviews on the Sunday news shows, Secretary of State John Kerry said the case for intervention in Syria’s 2 1/2-year civil war was strengthening each day and that he expected American lawmakers to recognize the need for action when the “credibility of the United States is on the line.”
Earlier Tuesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in the region, renewing America’s commitment to Israel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at her side.
Speaking to the crowd at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Wednesday, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani sounded like he was on the campaign trail and told the anti-Iranian protesters that the U.S. needs another president like Republican Ronald Reagan.
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon met with Ahmadinejad on Sunday and warned him not to use any incendiary rhetoric. The Iranian president ignored the advice.
The NYPD said the road closures will be intermittent as the meetings at the U.N. go on, but include East 34th Street to East 57th Street from 1st to 2nd Avenues.
The body of Richard Descoings was found on the 7th floor of the Michelangelo Hotel around 1 p.m. Tuesday. Police said there were no obvious signs of trauma or foul play, but are still treating his death as somewhat suspicious.
The temporary building on the north lawn of the complex was evacuated Tuesday, but staff and diplomats were allowed to return a few minutes later.
As Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly dozens of protesters demonstrated Sunday against his regime.