|Rohani to attend UN General Assembly meeting in New York||
TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rohani is scheduled to attend the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York this month, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.
He made the remarks on the sidelines of a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday.
He also spoke about the United States’ rhetoric of war on Syria and said that the U.S. Congress is not legally authorized to make a decision on the behalf of the international community.
He reiterated that the Islamic Republic is opposed to any war against Syria, adding that any military intervention in the region is against international law and would have unwanted repercussions on the region.
U.S. President Barak Obama has always made efforts to put an end to U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and it doesn’t seem that he is willing to be involved in a new war, Zarif noted.
Certain extremist groups in the region and in the U.S. have laid a trap for the United States and the whole region, Zarif said, cautioning Obama not to get caught in the trap.
Elsewhere in his remarks, he said that President Rohani is ready to hold a meeting with British Foreign Secretary William Hague on the sidelines of the upcoming UN General Assembly meeting in New York.
There were reports on Tuesday that the British foreign secretary had offered to hold talks with senior Iranian diplomats.
Iran has held several rounds of talks with the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) over its nuclear program.
The talks have so far failed to produce a breakthrough.
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