Obama to Make Case for Diplomacy in UN Address
President Barack Obama will make the case for diplomacy and collective action highlighting U.S. - led efforts in the Middle East when he addresses the United Nations General Assembly on Monday.
A White House official said Obama will point to the recently completed nuclear deal between the P5+1 and Iran as an example of "what can be accomplished by international cooperation when nations are held accountable for violating international rules, and principled diplomacy is pursued to achieve our objectives."
The U.S. president also will address the conflict in Syria, calling for the need to couple military efforts against the Islamic State militant group "with a commitment by all nations to seek and support a political resolution" in the war-torn country.
Obama administration officials have repeatedly said that such a political transition cannot occur as long as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad remains in power. That issue is expected to be a focus of Obama's talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin later on Monday.
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Rouhani Cutting UN Trip Short to Honor Hajj Stampede Victims
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani will depart New York for Tehran on Monday, cutting short his visit for the U.N. General Assembly meetings so that he can take part in a ceremony for the Iranians killed in a stampede during the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
Some 169 Iranians have been confirmed dead among the 769 killed last week outside the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. More than 300 Iranians remain missing.
Rouhani is scheduled to give a speech before the General Assembly on Monday morning. Iran's mission to the U.N. says Rouhani has canceled some of his sideline meetings at the event in order to depart for home in the afternoon.
On Sunday, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei demanded Saudi Arabia apologize for the stampede.
Iranians protested Sunday outside the Saudi embassy in Tehran for a third straight day.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir accused Iran of politically exploiting the tragedy.