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Pres Rouhani returns to Iran from UNGA

Tehran, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, who was in New York to take part in the 73rd United Nations General Assembly, returned home on Thursday.

President Rouhani began his intensive visit to New York on Monday morning at 8 am with a meeting with a number of American media executives.

An interview with the NBC, a meeting with the managing director of International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Cuban president, and addressing the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit were among president's Monday plans.

In the evening of the same day, Rouhani met with the president of Bolivia, president of International Olympic Committee, chief executive of Afghanistan and the Turkish president, as well as participating in a meeting of a group of US foreign policy elites.

On Tuesday, Iran's President's intensive work program began with an interview with CNN and PBS television networks, and then, attended the UNGA to express Iran's positions and views on regional and international issues.

Meetings with prime ministers of Britain, Armenia, Belgium and Norway and the French president, and attending a meeting with a number of American Muslim leaders, ended Rouhani's Tuesday program.

On Wednesday, President Rouhani met with prime ministers of Malaysia, Japan and Italy, and the president of Switzerland.

Rouhani left New York on Wednesday evening after meeting with the UN Secretary-General and attending a press conference.

Rouhani's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi, Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif, Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Majid Takht-e Ravanchi and Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi accompanied Rouhani on his trip to New York.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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