President addressing UNGA 73:

Unlawful unilateral sanctions a form of economic terrorism, breach of the ‘Right to Development’/US’ wrong policy vis-à-vis Iran doomed to failure/No need for a photo opportunity for dialogue to take place/UN not a  part of US administration/Quit imposing sanctions and end extremism

Speaking before world leaders at the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday in New York, President Rouhani described Iran an empire in terms of its civilization and its culture; not through political domination, and said, “The world will not have a better friend than Iran, if peace is what you seek”.

President in a meeting with Afghan Chief Executive:

Cementing Tehran-Kabul ties beneficial for both nations in all stages/Iran wishing better, more developed, safer future for Afghanistan

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran stressed that Iran wishes a better, more developed and safer future for Afghanistan, adding, “Deepening Tehran-Kabul relations is beneficial for both nations in all stages”.

President in a meeting with his Bolivian counterpart:

Iranians to always stand by its friends/Global community should stand up to US’ violation of agreements/Stressing stronger Tehran-La Paz ties

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran said that today, the interests of independent countries requires them to stand together more than ever to resist against bullying and foreign interference, saying: “The Iranian nation will always stand by its friends firmly and support them in all fields”.

President in a meeting with International Olympic Committee President:

Sport brings body and soul health, societies mobility/Despite independence of federations from governments, we always back sports in our country

stressing the necessity of developing and strengthening relations between the National Olympic Committee of Iran and the International Olympic Committee, the president said: "Sport contributes to the health of body and soul and causes vitality and mobility in societies, and we must work to expand it in all aspects”.

President in an interview with the NBC:

No plans to meet with Trump/America must first rebuild the bridge it has destroyed by threatening, sanction, exiting deal/Nobody able to reduce our oil export to zero/There are models for reducing Iran-US tensions

President had an interview with the United States’ NBC and stressed that he had no plans to meet with Trump, and basically, the US President has not created conditions for such a meeting to take place.

Dr Rouhani in a meeting with Cuban President:

We need to build on existing potentials to deepen Tehran-Havana ties/Iran seeking closer relations with Cuba / Today, terrorist groups are backed by countries claiming to fight terrorism

Referring to the importance of trying to develop and strengthen relations and cooperation between Iran and Cuba, the president said: “We should use the potentials available in both countries for more prosperity and development of relations between Tehran and Havana”.

President in a meeting with IMF MD:

Iran willing to deepen ties with financial institutions, especially IMF/IMF main responsibility backing members against financial, banking sanctions

In a meeting with Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, President Hassan Rouhani stressed that the Islamic Republic of Iran is willing to deepen its relations with financial institutions, especially the IMF, and benefit from the fund’s advice.

President at Nelson Mandela Peace Summit:

Mandela a close, loyal friend of Iran/Great statesmen tend to build bridges instead of walls/Dialogue, tolerance, peaceful co-existence the building blocks of bridges between differences, divisions/Mandela considered peace, friendship an absolute necessity than mere expediency.

Stressing that the cure to racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia should be sought in dialogue, tolerance and peaceful co-existence, President said: “This is the same path Mandela has bravely demonstrated to real and genuine statesmen”.

President in a meeting with senior American media executives:

Media ultimate goal in covering news should be boosting peace, security, progress in human society/Trump must rethink his very incorrect actions against Iranian nation/Israel actions in Syria make situation in region worse/Depriving Iran of selling oil not feasible, very dangerous

President Rouhani met with a number of senior media executives of the United States and emphasised the important, valuable role of public media in transferring the truth to the society, saying: “The ultimate goal of the media in covering and analysing incidents should be strengthening peace, security and progress in the human society”.

Dr Rouhani at JFK Airport:

Trip aimed at expressing Iran’s policies towards region, world

President Rouhani spoke to reporters at JFK Airport and said: “Our goal is to explain Iran’s policies towards the region and the world at these international communities”.

President arrives in New York

President Hassan Rouhani arrived in New York minutes ago to attend the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly and express Iran’s stances on the latest regional and international developments.

Cabinet issues statement condemning terrorist attack in Ahwaz, announces Monday national day of mourning

The Council of Ministers issued a statement to condemn yesterday’s terrorist attack in Ahwaz city, and announced Monday as national day of mourning.

President leaves Tehran for New York

President Hassan Rouhani left Tehran minutes ago, heading for New York to attend the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly.

President at Mehrabad Airport before leaving for New York:

Those responsible for catastrophe in Ahwaz foreign mercenaries/We know its perpetrators, instructors, Iran won’t leave it unanswered/Human rights advocates must be accountable

Speaking on Sunday at Mehrabad Airport before leaving for New York to attend the 73rd United Nations General Assembly, Dr Hassan Rouhani told reporters: “This visit is to attend UNGA 73 in New York, and like previous years, this is an opportunity and a public tribune for our country by which the Islamic Republic of Iran can express its opinion on international and regional issues”.