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Cut off: Syrian refugees in Lebanon panicked at news the U.N. was suspending aid to 1.7 million refugees due to lack of funds, a decision officials say threatens to starve thousands of families and add pressure on hosting countries. (associated press)

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Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton said "We must hold the Obama administration accountable and set the table for dramatic change in the next presidency" as the 2014 election cycle wound down. (Associated Press)

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Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton (Image courtesy of John Bolton PAC)

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U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Jordan's Zeid Raad al-Hussein speaks during a news conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Zeid drew comparisons between the Ebola outbreak and the Islamic State group Thursday, labeling them "twin plagues" upon the world that were allowed to gain strength because of widespread neglect and misunderstanding. (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)

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National Edition Opinion cover for October 15, 2014 - The demise of R2P at the United Nations (Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times)

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Suriname's President Desire Delano Bouterse speaks at the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Andrew Burton)

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Opening ceremony of the United Nations Climate Summit, September 2014. (Photo: Courtesy United Nations)

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Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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President Obama returning the salute as he leaves Marine One en route to the United Nations The Washington Times from a White House image

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President Obama, National Security Adviser Susan Rice and Secretary of State John Kerry at the United Nations on Thursday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Secretary of State John Kerry, center, and US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, left, listen as President Barack Obama speaks during a bilateral meeting to discuss the Ebola epidemic with Ethiopian President Hailemariam Desalegn, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) **FILE**

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LED IN: United States President Barack Obama, speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) (Associated Press)

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U.S. President Barack Obama addresses a meeting of the United Nations Security Council regarding the threat of foreign terrorist fighters during the 69th session of the U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

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President Obama raises his glass to toast during a luncheon hosted by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sept. 24, 2014, at the United Nations headquarters. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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President Barack Obama meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the United Nations headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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United States President Barack Obama, speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Obama told the United Nations amid a U.S.-led bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that he will build a coalition to "dismantle this network of death." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama addresses the Climate Summit 2014 at United Nations headquarters on Sept. 23. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the Climate Summit at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) **FILE**

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President Obama will be the eco-president when he addresses the U.N. climate summit, but he will reprise his commander role 24 hours later when he gives an address before the U.N. Security Council. (Associated Press)