Thursday, May 26, 2011

Obama: "The U.S. and UK are indispensable in the world"

London (Writing / Agencies) .- "I am here to reaffirm one of the strongest alliances the world has ever known. U.S. and the UK have a special relationship." Thus, Barack Obama said on Wednesday its presence in Westminster Hall, the oldest building in the British Parliament, usually reserved for the speeches of the queen.

There the head of state delivered a historic speech Democrat (available entirely in English at this link) about the ties between Washington and London. "The reason of our special relationship is not about just our historical ties, but with the values we share," said White House occupant in the keynote speech of his visit to the UK, with which Obama became the first U.S.

president to speak to Lords and Commons in Westminster Hall. Historical review of the two countries The Democratic head of state recalled the ancient and recent history of the two countries from colonial times to the current economic crisis through the Cold War, and said the alliance between his country and Europe will remain indispensable "to a world more just, prosperous and peaceful." "We not only on the rights of nations, but the rights of citizens," said Obama, noting that this is an idea that is being tested with the demand for change in North Africa and the Middle East.

"The U.S. and the UK are indispensable in this historic moment. Our work is essential to human dignity," he said referring to the Arab riots. "We will proceed with humility and with the knowledge that we can not dictate the results in other countries. In the end, each nation has to win their freedom, we must not impose it from outside.

But we can and we must align ourselves with those who fight for it," said U.S. President. Put more pressure on Gaddafi's regime before his speech at Westminster, Obama and British Prime Minister, David Cameron, were willing to increase the "pressure" on the regime of Muammar Gaddafi, but ruled out sending ground troops to Libya.

The occupant of the White House said the colonel will wear a process "slow", so it is important to strengthen the opposition forces and coordinate with them. "We made great progress. We saved many lives," said Obama.

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