Iran's president to address at UN meeting next month

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-14 22:30:37|Editor: yan
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TEHRAN, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will take part in the UN General Assembly meeting in New York next month if nothing unexpected happens, President's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi said on Wednesday.

"If nothing special happens, the president will take part in the UN General Assembly in New York. I haven't heard anything about restrictions to be posed on him by the United States," Vaezi was quoted as saying by official IRNA news agency.

During his trip, Rouhani will deliver a speech at the UN meeting. Rouhani usually meets with Iranian expatriates living in the United States, as well as a number of world political officials in New York.

Vaezi expressed the hope that recent U.S. sanctions and restrictions on Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will not prevent him from attending the meeting next month.

The 74th session of the UN General Assembly meeting will open in New York on Sept. 17. The first day of the high-level General Debate will be on Sept 24.