Iranian President Hasan Rouhani To Address the UN Today

Striking a different tone than his predecessor


Iranian President Hasan Rouhani will address the United Nations for the first time later Tuesday on a day when President Obama is also due to speak.

Already, Rouhani has displayed a more conciliatory tone in his dealings with the West on a range of issues. On Monday, for example, Rouhani's foreign minister agreed to restart nuclear negotiations with six world powers.

Earlier this month, his cabinet sent Rosh Hashanah greetings to Jews on their New Year's holiday.