Iranian regime President Hassan Rouhani addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Monday afternoon, discussing matters such as the Hajj pilgrimage disaster and the Iran nuclear deal. Rouhani also jabbed the “Zionist regime” of Israel and demanded it surrender its nuclear weapons. He topped off his speech by concluding that U.S. and Israel are to blame for regional terrorism
It must be noted, however, that Rouhani does not share the same executive authority as his counterparts at the General Assembly debate, as any of his decisions can be overruled by Iran’s dictator, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
As a leader in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Rouhani began the speech by “praising Allah and his Prophet Muhammad.”