Thousands of Iranian protesters packed the streets outside the former US Embassy in Tehran in the biggest anti-American rally in years.
Iran’s top leader has said that some aspects of Hassan Rouhani’s trip to New York last month were “not appropriate,” but reiterated his crucial support for the president’s policy of outreach to the West.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has played the spoiler to Iran’s attempts to ease relations with the West, calling the Iranian leader “a wolf in sheep’s clothing” and declaring that Israel will do whatever it takes to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons, even if it has to stand alone.
President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke by telephone today, the first conversation between American and Iranian presidents in more than 30 years.
President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hasan Rouhani will not meet while both leaders are at the United Nations, US officials say.