It’s that time again: the UN General Assembly is set to open on September 24, but already the media (and Rouhani’s tweeter account) are ablaze with updates.
The session and its margins are expected to be filled with eagerly awaited speeches, including by President Obama and Rouhani on the same day; a P5+1 meeting; bilaterals – perhaps including an “accidental” encounter between US Secretary of State Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif; and maybe even the beginnings of an agreement to end the decade-long nuclear crisis.
Then again, maybe not – after all, the devil is always in the details:
Detail #1: Rouhani reiterated that Iran isn’t about to make concessions.
Detail #2: Rouhani has limited the timetable for a solution.
Detail #4: Iran’s already exaggerating about its nuclear CBMs.
But all this shouldn’t concern the journalists who’ll be covering the Big Apple event: even if no nuclear deal is reached, at least they can attend two fascinating Iranian cultural exhibitions in town. Enjoy.