Rouhani in New York to attend General Assembly meeting

IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani arrived in New York to take part in the 73rd high-profile meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.

Upon arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport, he was welcomed by Iran’s permanent representative to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo.

Rouhani is scheduled to explain Iran’s viewpoints and stances on international developments on Tuesday.

Rouhani would also draw global attention to the consequences of US exit from the international pact known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

He is also slated to focus on the risks of repeated violations of international pacts by the US and its unilateralism.

President Rouhani will also address Peace Summit commemorating the anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela on Monday.

Meeting with the US foreign policy elites, interview with foreign media and meeting with UN secretary general are among other programs of the Iranian president during his stay in New York.

Rouhani’s chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, deputy foreign minister for political affairs, Majid Takht-e Ravanchi and deputy foreign minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi are accompanying Rouhani on his trip to New York.