Rouhani in UN speech: "US is violating nuclear agreement"

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gave a speech at the UN General Assembly in New York today and took the opportunity to attack the U.S., which he claimed was violating the conditions of the nuclear agreement “because of the Zionist influence on the U.S. Congress.”
Rouhani at the UN Photo Credit: Reuters / Channel 2 News

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gave a speech today (Thursday) in front of the United Nations General Assembly in which he attacked the United States. “The U.S. is not complying with the conditions it has agreed to in the nuclear deal,” he claimed. “This is because of the Zionists that influence the U.S. Congress and cause the higher institutions to violate international law.”

Rouhani also attacked Israel’s policy towards the Palestinians and claimed that it constituted apartheid: “After decades of occupation, the terror still continues and the Palestinians are subject to apartheid policies under the Zionist regime.” The Iranian President went on to criticize his great Sunni rivals: “Saudi Arabia must stop spreading ideologies of hatred and ignoring the rights of its neighbors,” he stated.

Set to speak after Rouhani. Abu Mazen Photo Credit: Reuters / Channel 2 News

The third day of the United Nations General Assembly in New York is sparking considerable interest, as President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are also scheduled to give speeches in the next few hours. The issue that has received the most attention from worldwide leaders at the Assembly thus far is the civil war in Syria.

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