The most anticipated address at the United Nations today is the speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is expected to issue an unusually specific ultimatum to Iran regarding its nuclear program. After failing to cajole President Obama into issuing a "red line" threat to Iran, Netanyahu is expected to outline Israel's position in greater detail than before, while refraining from directly contradicting Obama's remarks on Tuesday. We've posted the livestream below and will update post as the speech begins.
Update: 2:12 p.m.: BuzzFeeds has the video of Netanyahu's red marker in action:
Update: 2:12 p.m.: The Atlantic's Jeff Goldberg is not a big fan of the aesthetics of Netanyahu's chart:
Still, others thought the cartoon bomb really hit the message home:
Update: 2:05 p.m.: Red lines help keep peace, Netanyahu says. It worked during the Cuban Missile Crisis and it worked for NATO. "A red line must be drawn first and foremost in one vital part of their program: On Iran's efforts to enrich uranium," he says. "Any bomb consists of explosive material and a mechanism to ignite it ... For Iran... amassing enough enriched uranium is far more difficult than producing the nuclear fuse. For a country like Iran it takes many, many years... Thousands of centrifuges ... How much enriched uranium do you need for a bomb and how close is Iran to getting it? Let me show you." Netanyahu proceeds to produce the above chart. Taking out his marker, Netanyahu marked a line in front of the "final stage" of uranium enrichment, noting that Iran must be stopped "before" it reaches 90 percent enrichment—a goal he will be achieved by "next spring, at most, by next summer."