Iran president to visit New York to attend 77th UN General Assembly session
Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi will set off for New York to deliver a speech at the 77th United Nations General Assembly session about the Islamic Republic's stance on the “fair international order through economic multilateralism.”
Heading a high-ranking delegation, Raeisi would leave Tehran on Monday to attend the annual meeting and hold talks with heads of states attending the events as well as international figures.
On Sunday, the Iranian president met with the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei upon return from the Uzbek capital city of Samarkand, where he attended the 22nd Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit.
Raeisi presented a report on his Uzbekistan visit and briefed Ayatollah on his upcoming UNGA trip.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution expressed his satisfaction with the report and the set of measures taken and wished the president success on the eve of his trip to New York.
Raeisi: No meeting with Joe Biden at UN
President Ebrahim Raeisi said has no plans for either meeting or talking with his American counterpart, Joe Biden, during his upcoming trip to New York.
"I do not think that such a meeting is going to take place," Raeisi told CBS News' 60 Minutes program during an interview conducted Tuesday, which the channel is going to broadcast in full on Sunday.
Iran's president made the comment when he was asked, "Are you open to a meeting with President Biden? A face-to-face?" adding, "I don't believe having a meeting or a talk with him will be beneficial."
The Iranian president was also asked whether he could see any differences between the Biden administration and the administration of his predecessor Donald Trump.
"The new administration in the US, they claim that they are different from the Trump administration," Raeisi said, adding, "They have said it in their messages to us. But we haven't witnessed any changes in reality."