I can tell you, without any exaggeration, we not only narrowed differences but we made significant progress. There’s no question in my mind that we are closer now.U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry • Speaking on the status of negotiations with the Iranian government, aimed at preventing them from creating a nuclear weapon (Iran maintains their nuclear program is for civilian purposes). The talks went on for three days. and according to Kerry, they were encouraging, but the sides, representing Iran, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (China, France, Russia, the United States, and the United Kingdom) and Germany ended their rendezvous in Geneva tonight with no deal in place. Negotiations are planned to resume November 20th. France, according to Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, is opposed to the current nature of a proposed deal, which he termed a “fool’s deal” — similar opposition to that voiced by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. source
Iran’s nuclear program, and for that matter, that of all other countries, must pursue exclusively peaceful purposes. Nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction have no place in Iran’s security and defense doctrine. Our national interests make it imperative that we remove any and all reasonable concerns about Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.Iranian President Hassan Rouhani • Speaking on Iran’s nuclear ambitions, an expectedly hot topic within his address to the United Nations today. Rouhani struck a considerably more conciliatory and cooperative tone in his remarks than was customary throughout his predecessor’s tenure — for his anti-American and Israeli rhetoric, as well as his history of Holocaust denial, officials from the U.S. had made a habit in recent years of walking out on speeches by the Iranian president. That was not the case today, however, as while Rouhani defended Iran’s right to enrich uranium for non-weapons purposes, this is a considerable change in tone. Although President Obama spoke to the UN just hours later, the two heads of state reportedly did not meet. source
Thousands of people have been killed by terrorists and millions injured - I am just one of them. Malala Day is not my day - today is the day of every woman, every boy and every girl who have raised their voice for their rights.
16-year-old education advocate MALALA YOUSAFZAI, during an address to the United Nations Youth Assembly on Friday. The U.N. had declared July 12 “Malala Day.”
You can watch the full video of Malala Yousafzai’s amazing speech here.