Iran pres. arrives at UN headquarters
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has arrived at the United Nations headquarters in New York on the eve of the UN General Assembly's 66th annual session, Press TV reported.
Upon arrival on Tuesday, the president and the high-ranking delegation, which he was heading, were welcomed by Iran's Ambassador to the UN Mohammad Khazaei as well as New York-based Iranians, IRNA reported.
The Iranian president is slated to deliver a speech at the session on Thursday about the Islamic Republic's stance on the latest international developments.
The chief executive will also hold talks with senior officials from the participant countries. He will meet Iranian nationals, university students, and professors besides speaking to reporters and joining in press conferences.
Ahmadinejad will also present the participants with a five-volume book series that includes documents on the occupation of Iran during the World War II.
This is Ahmadinejad's seventh trip to New York for a UN General Assembly session since his assumption of office in 2005.
Accompanying the Iranian president on the visit are Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, Energy Minister Majid Namjou, Minister of Industry, Mine, and Trade Mahdi Ghazanfari, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Abdolreza Sheikholeslami among other senior Iranian officials.
Ahmadinejad plans to visit Venezuela, Sudan, and Mauritania after the US trip.