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Iran's president to address UN amid debate over nuclear deal

AP  |  Tehran 

Iranian state TV says President Hassan Rouhani will attend this year's UN General Assembly meeting in New York and address the assembly on September 20.

His upcoming visit to the UN headquarters, reported today, comes as the future of Iran's landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers is in doubt.

President Donald Trump's administration has been debating for months whether to scuttle the nuclear deal, as Trump threatened to do as a candidate.

The Trump administration has called for UN inspections of Iranian military installations, a demand rejected by Tehran, and has also ramped up sanctions linked to Iran's ballistic missile program.

Rouhani says the US is not complying with the agreement, but insists his remains committed to it.

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 22:32 IST