UNITED NATIONS: President Barack Obama will lead a UN Security Council session on the threat of foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria on September 25, a US official said Wednesday.
The meeting will take place at the level of heads of state or government and coincide with the annual United Nations General Assembly, according to US envoy Samantha Power.
It will be the second time that Obama chairs a meeting of the top world body. In 2009, he presided over a meeting on nuclear non-proliferation.
The United States currently holds the rotating presidency of the 15-member council.
“We are seeing a surge in terrorists traveling from around the globe specifically to fight in foreign conflicts,” Power said.
“These fighters participate in brutal atrocities… and often return home radicalized by their experiences.”