(FOX NEWS) President Obama, facing questions at home concerning his administration's handling of the deadly attacks in Libya and growing anti-American violence, plans to tell a gathering of world leaders at the U.N. that unrest in the Middle East and North Africa marks a critical juncture -- a choice in the region between hope and intolerance.
Obama, in prepared remarks for his U.N. General Assembly address Tuesday morning, said the attacks on U.S. embassies abroad "are not simply an assault on America."
"They are also an assault on the very ideals upon which the United Nations was founded," the president said. He urged these countries and their citizens to reject those whipping up the furor.
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