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Obama, Rouhani in Spotlight at UN Assemblyi
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September 25, 2013 6:40 PM
n his speech to the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama expressed a willingness to explore a thaw in relations with Iran and urged the international community to enforce a chemical weapons deal with Syria. He shared some of the spotlight with Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, who said his country is ready to engage in serious talks about its nuclear program. VOA United Nations correspondent Margaret Besheer sums up the day’s events.

Obama, Rouhani in Spotlight at UN Assembly

Published September 25, 2013

n his speech to the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama expressed a willingness to explore a thaw in relations with Iran and urged the international community to enforce a chemical weapons deal with Syria. He shared some of the spotlight with Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, who said his country is ready to engage in serious talks about its nuclear program. VOA United Nations correspondent Margaret Besheer sums up the day’s events.


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