The United States will “be focused on training our troops” and not cutting back on the number of military personnel assigned to the United Nations and other international organizations, President Barack Obama said on Thursday.
The comments came in an interview with CBS’s Face the Nation and were aimed at a question on the current state of the United Nation and other U.N. institutions.
Obama said the United State is “not going to do it on its own.”
He also called on other nations to do more to address the humanitarian crisis in Syria, where U.S.-led airstrikes have caused a humanitarian catastrophe, and said the administration will take steps to help those impacted.
But he said the White House will “not be concerned” about the “pivotal role” the U.n. plays in world affairs.
He also said that the U-N has been the “gold standard for international cooperation” since its creation in 1945, and he said that is something that will continue to be the case.
Obama also called for a new international security council to replace the current one.
He said the U, as the largest nation, should play a more significant role in the organization.
He added that “we need a new United Nations Security Council.”