Iran’s president to address UN amid debate over nuclear deal
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Iran’s president to address UN amid debate over nuclear deal

Hassan Rouhani will join other world leaders at the General Assembly in New York and speak on September 20

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech after being sworn in before parliament in Tehran, on August 5, 2017. (AFP Photo/Atta Kenare)
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech after being sworn in before parliament in Tehran, on August 5, 2017. (AFP Photo/Atta Kenare)

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian state TV said President Hassan Rouhani will attend this year’s UN General Assembly meeting in New York and address the assembly on September 20.

His upcoming visit to the UN headquarters, reported Wednesday, comes as the future of Iran’s landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers is in doubt.

US President Donald Trump’s administration has been debating for months whether to scuttle the nuclear deal, as Trump threatened to do as a candidate. The Trump administration has called for UN inspections of Iranian military installations, a demand rejected by Tehran, and has also ramped up sanctions linked to Iran’s ballistic missile program.

Rouhani says the US is not complying with the agreement, but insists his government remains committed to it.

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