World Leaders Speak for final day at UN General Assembly: Live | United Nations News

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, as well as officials from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Yemen addressed the meeting.

World leaders will speak for the sixth and final day at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will be the first to address the assembly, followed by officials from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Yemen and Syria, among others.

The annual event, held in a hybrid format due to the coronavirus pandemic, has seen new commitments to meet climate change goals and address vaccine inequality, as well as a stern warning from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of a world “on the edge of the abyss.”

Here are all the latest updates:

Israel’s Bennett meets with officials from the UAE and Bahrain

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett vowed to continue strengthening ties after meeting with Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani and United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Khalifa Shaheen Almarar, the Sunday, his office said, ahead of his speech to the UN in which he is expected to push for action against Iran’s nuclear program.

Israel has touted its new diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, negotiated by Washington last year, for having helped create a regional bulwark against their shared enemy, Iran.

Tehran denies having sought atomic weapons. It has been negotiating with world powers to reactivate a 2015 nuclear deal that halted its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions.

On Friday, Iran’s foreign minister estimated that the talks would start again “very soon”, but did not give a specific date.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, center, meets with officials from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on the sidelines of the UNGA in New York City. [File: Avi Ohayon/The Associated Press]

A summary of the UNGA session on September 25 is here.

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