Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani, returns to the UN General Assembly for the first time since Washington walked away from the nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions. Rouhani is also facing pressure from within, after an attack targeted the elite revolutionary guards at a military parade in Ahvaz. Arab minority radicals claimed responsibility, but Tehran blames US regional allies Saudi Arabia and the UAE. What backlash can we expect? Should Rouhani reach out to Trump?
Produced by Charles WENTE, Tatiana REITER and Jimena MORALES-VALASCO.
Former French Ambassador to Teheran (2001-2005)
Ardavan AMIR ASLANI
Author, "Saudi Arabia: From Influence to Decadence"
Visiting Professor of Political Science, Williams College
Senior Writer at Commentary Magazine