FM spox.: Iran president to attend UN General Assembly

MNA – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi announced Mon. that President Rouhani would go to the United Nations, noting that “this is an opportunity to meet with other officials at the presidential and ministerial level.”

Speaking at his weekly press conference on Monday, Ghasemi said “attending the UN General Assembly is not a new thing; it is an important opportunity to use the diplomacy tool to express the position and viewpoints of our country and hold meetings with other leaders on the sidelines of the summit.

Regarding recent attacks on Iranian embassies in Basra and Paris, Ghasemi said “in both cases, we have taken the necessary measures, and I personally do not think there is a direct connection between the two incidents.”

He said that in the case of Basra, some certain elements affiliated with a transnational country, tried to influence the relations between the two nations of Iran and Iraq, at this particular moment, and as expected they failed to achieve their goals due to the strengthening relations between the two countries.”

“Paris case was a different one; it was organized by a terrorist group and caused some damages to the building; on this basis, we talked with French officials, and the follow-up was set to take place on the issue; once again, I emphasize that there is no connection between the two incidents,” he noted.