UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 23 -- President Obama delivered a stern speech to the leaders of the world's nations Wednesday morning, challenging them to live up to their responsibilities even as he acknowledged that the United States also has fallen short on many fronts.
Obama defended the actions of his young administration as initial steps toward progress on intractable world problems. And he urged his counterparts to do likewise, calling for "a new era of engagement based on mutual interest and mutual respect."
"Make no mistake: this cannot solely be America's endeavor," Obama said. "Those who used to chastise America for acting alone in the world cannot now stand by and wait for America to solve the world's problems alone."
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