What To Expect From Iran At U.N. General AssemblyPlay
Iran's new president Hassan Rouhani is set to take the stage at the United Nations today. Before coming to the U.S., the newly-elected leader tweeted:
Pres Rouhani leaving for #NYC. "Ready for constructive engagement w/ world to show real image of great Iranian nation"
The country's supreme leader also recently allowed the release of 11 political prisoners. Now many are wondering if Rouhani will signal a more moderate path for Iran in his speech.
- Trita Parsi, president of the nonprofit National Iranian American Council. He is author of the January 2013 book "A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama's Diplomacy with Iran."
This segment aired on September 24, 2013.