Obama asks UN speakers not named ‘Obama’ to avoid exceeding allotted time


President Obama is participating in meetings at the United Nations today, and is working to keep things on schedule while he chairs a Security Council meeting:

Pres Obama urges leaders at UN Security Council meeting to keep their remarks brief.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 24, 2014

After 14 min Argentina speech Pres Obama reminds everyone of time constraints http://t.co/UsoCDdlqVv (h/t @nicninh) pic.twitter.com/sdd5U3Wp2J

— Jeremy Art (@cspanJeremy) September 24, 2014

Got a tee time, Mr. President?

Earlier in the day, speaking to the General Assembly, Obama made an exception to the request for brevity because there was a speaker he wanted to hear more from:

Pres Obama spoke for 38 mins 34 secs ignoring UNGA Pres plea for 15 mins max.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 24, 2014

How, er, surprising.

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