No Sign of U.S.-Iran Breakthrough at U.N. General Assembly

No Sign of U.S.-Iran Breakthrough at U.N. General Assembly
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the general debate of the United Nations General Assembly’s seventieth session, New York, Sept. 28, 2015 (U.N. photo by Loey Felipe).

At last week’s United Nations General Assembly opening, many observers were keeping a close eye on how the key players spoke of the Iran nuclear agreement and its implications for regional security and even world peace. Strikingly, both the U.S. and Iranian leaders were positive but precise in discussing the deal, with neither allowing any excessive exuberance to color their remarks. Meanwhile, their mutual accusations about which of the two countries is the source of regional instability suggest that no conceptual breakthrough in relations is about to occur. Though Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and U.S. President Barack Obama both spoke […]

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