UNITED NATIONS — Key quotes from world leaders at the U.N. meetings on Thursday.

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“The U.N., begun as a moral force, has become a moral farce.” — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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“I am compelled to again warn that what the Israeli government is doing in pursuit of its expansionist settlement plans will destroy whatever possibility and hopes are left for the two-State solution on the 1967 borders.” — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

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“A wall is not the solution because it generates more hate.” — El Salvador’s President Sanchez Ceren, in a reference to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall along the southern U.S. border to deter illegal immigration.

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“In some parts of our country, whole villages had to relocate due to severe coastal erosion and flooding. Food crops have been destroyed. Our fresh water lens, our major source of drinking water, are increasingly being contaminated by the intruding sea water.” — Kiribati President Taneti Maamau.

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“Although around half of the world’s agricultural work is done by women, if food is running out, women are the first to suffer.” — Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite.

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“The genesis of borderless violent extremism and terrorism could be attributed to the security strategies developed by major powers in the past 15 years.” — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.