Iranian President Rouhani to attend UNGA in September

Iranian President  Rouhani to attend UNGA in September
# 14 August 2019 16:16 (UTC +04:00)

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will take part in the upcoming United Nations General Assembly if nothing unexpected happens, said his chief of staff on Wednesday, APA reports citing IRNA.

“In nothing special happens, the president will take part in the UNGA in New York. I haven’t heard anything about the restrictions,” said Mahmoud Vaezi, Hassan Rouhani’s Chief of Staff, on Wednesday following the weekly cabinet meeting.

The 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 74) will open on September 17, 2019.

He expressed hope that recent US sanctions on Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif won’t prevent him from attending the UNGA next month.

Washington imposed punitive measures on Zarif last month. It’s not known if the US will allow Zarif to travel to New York.

Last time the Iranian FM was in the NYC to attend a high-profile UN meeting, his movements were restricted to six blocks from Iran’s Permanent Mission.