Iranian regime President Hassan Rouhani addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Monday afternoon, discussing matters such as the Hajj pilgrimage disaster and the Iran nuclear deal. Rouhani also jabbed the “Zionist regime” of Israel and demanded it surrender its nuclear weapons. He topped off his speech by concluding that U.S. and Israel are to blame for regional terrorism
It must be noted, however, that Rouhani does not share the same executive authority as his counterparts at the General Assembly debate, as any of his decisions can be overruled by Iran’s dictator, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
As a leader in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Rouhani began the speech by “praising Allah and his Prophet Muhammad.”
“I’m speaking on behalf of a great nation who is mourning the loss of thousands of Muslim pilgrims and hundreds of its own citizens,” Rouhani said of the recent stampede disaster during the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, where a reported 750+ were killed.
Attacking Saudi authorities, Rouhani said that the victims of the disaster “fell victim to the incompetence and mismanagement of those in charge.”
“Public opinion demands that Saudi Arabian officials promptly fulfill their international obligations and grant immediate consular access for the expeditious identification and return of the cherished bodies and remained,” he added.