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Latest update : 2017-09-21

Iran's rebuttal: Tehran answers Trump and Netanyahu

Call it rebuttal time. After Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu, it’s Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s turn to address the UN General Assembly. He criticised Trump’s "rogue state" rhetoric and defended the nuclear agreement. Since his last UN speech, Rouhani has been re-elected president of Iran. But how much of a mandate does he have in a nation where the final say goes to clerics and their ageing leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei? It's clear Rouhani doesn't call the shots on the battlefield.

Produced by Michele BARBERO, Theodora LOULOUDIS and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Ali VAEZ

International Crisis Group's Senior Analyst, Iran

Bernard HAYKEL

Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

Sanam SHANTYAEI

FRANCE 24 journalist, @SanamF24

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2017-10-19 Europe

Moment of truth: Spain sets in motion direct rule over Catalonia

Since 10 am local time, Spain has entered unchartered waters. Madrid's deadline for Catalonia's leader to renounce independence has come and gone. So what will Madrid do now?...

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2017-10-18 Asia-pacific

One-man rule? China's Xi Jinping consolidates grip on power

Xi Jinping has been showing the rank and file who's the boss at the opening of the 19th congress of the Chinese Communist Party, one that's set to further consolidate his grip on...

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2017-10-17 Harvey Weinstein

France's Weinsteins: Watershed moment in fight against sexual abuse?

In France, reaction has been particularly sharp to the Harvey Weinstein scandal. On the one hand, there are the allegations of harassment, assault and rape against the movie...

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2017-10-16 Austria

Europe’s newest face: Kurz’s election win indicates rightward shift for Austria

French President Emmanuel Macron no longer holds the bragging rights to the title "Europe's fresh face". Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old leader of Austria's Christian Democrats...

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2017-10-12 Donald Trump

Trump takes on Tehran: What future for Iran nuclear deal?

Donald Trump calls it "The worst deal ever". The question is why is he so hell-bent on decertifying a 2015 Iran nuclear agreement when even his own cabinet seems to support it?...

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