Rouhani, Zarif to address UN General Assembly via videoconf.: Takht-Ravanchi

MNA – Iran’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi announced that Iranian President and Foreign Minister will deliver speech at UN General Assembly meeting through videoconference.

The UN General Assembly is not being held this year due to the special circumstances that exist in the United States due to the coronavirus, which, of course, the whole world is facing with this phenomenon, said Takht Ravanchi.

This year, due to special circumstances, the meeting will be held via videoconference and virtually, he added.

Referring to the seventy-fifth anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations, he said that this year, a special meeting will be held on Monday on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations, in which Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, will speak via videoconference.

On Tuesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will deliver keynote address at the UN General Assembly meeting, Takht Ravanchi added, saying that during the speeche, naturally the Islamic Republic of Iran’s position on various international issues, especially in the area of unilateralism and oppression that the US government has perpetrated over the years against the Iranian nation by imposing oppressive sanctions will be explained.

Earlier, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told reporters that US President Donald Trump will not attend next week’s UN General Assembly (UNGA) gathering in person.

It’s unclear in what capacity the US President will participate in the event virtually.

The decision marks an about-face for Trump, who last month said he wanted to deliver his speech in the General Assembly hall in New York, even if other world leaders are staying away due to the coronavirus pandemic.