The U.S. Congress failed to block the implementation of a deal between Iran and six world powers that trades curbs on Iran’s nuclear program for the elimination of many sanctions that have been placed on the country.
Mr Cameron said there had been no change in the position on the possible extension of RAF air strikes against IS positions from Iraq into Syria – despite the election of the anti-war left-winger Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader.
Failing to address the problem of Islamic State properly and forcing out the government would result in the group taking control of Damascus, Rouhani said.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his French counterpart François Hollande met in New York on Sunday on the sidelines of UN General Assembly summit in New York.
Reiterating France’s dire determination for better relations with Iran, he called the Islamic Republic the most important player in the region that stablizes the Middle East.
Another American, former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Robert Levinson, disappeared in Iran in 2007 but his whereabouts are unclear.
“Assuming, God-willing, that everything moves forward in a positive manner, there are opportunities in the future for us to hold a dialogue in the very least to hold dialogue about other topics”, Rouhani told NPR. The MEK disarmed more than a decade ago, but continues to push for regime change through political means, advocating for a secular, democratic government in Iran.
This sets the stage for a titanic diplomatic showdown on Monday between Putin and Obama, who will meet each other privately but also make rival set-piece speeches before the General Assembly.
Meanwhile British Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn said that Russian Federation and other nations could get sucked into a proxy war in Syria if there was no political solution to the crisis.
Iran has been a close ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in recent years. And you do know that archeological and cultural remains in Syria have been destroyed on an nearly daily basis by the terrorists, so all of this worries us.
He said that environmental destruction was both a result and a cause of instability and terrorism.
The West has softened its demands for Assad to leave power, signaling that the president could stay on in an interim role as part of a two-stage transition.
Some 169 Iranians have been confirmed dead among the 769 killed last week outside the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.