Monday, September 10, 2012

Ahmadinejad to address UN on Yom Kippur


A PR duel will be in two and a half weeks during the United Nations General Assembly discussions in New York between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Iranian PresidentMahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The Iranian leader is expected to address the GA on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur, while Netanyahu will speak the next day after arriving in the United States.
US President Barack Obama's address will open the GA on September 25, and the Iranian president's address is expected the next day.

Obama will not wait in New York to meet with Netanyahu, especially in light of his pressingelection campaign. The window of opportunities for a meeting between the American and Israeli leaders will thus open on September 28 in Washington.

In his address, Obama will be expected to demonstrate his leadership skills on the Iranian and Syrian issues, which will be at the focus of Western leaders' discussions.

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