Iran's new president is due to address the UN General Assembly today. Statements he made in recent weeks signal he wants to pursue better relations with the West and is open to discussing Iran's nuclear program.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is under pressure from Washington and conservative forces in Tehran. Threats of revitalizing the nuclear problem actually diverge from his interests, says DW's Matthias von Hein.
Iran President Hassan Rouhani has threatened to abandon the 2015 nuclear deal if the US continues to impose new sanctions. Rouhani told the parliament that his US counterpart, Donald Trump, was "not a good partner."
Iran's parliament has voted to boost spending on ballistic missiles and the armed forces in response to recent US sanctions. The Trump administration, while sticking to Iran nuclear deal, is piling up pressure on Tehran.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been sworn in at a high-profile ceremony attended by EU officials. He now faces the tough task of rescuing the 2015 nuclear deal and implementing reforms amid hard-liner pushback.
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