Rohani's most repeated words at UNGA speech
Dalga Khatinoglu, head of Trend Persian Service/
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani repeated "hope", "peace" and "humanitarian" words 15, 14 and 10 times respectively during his speech at United Nations General Assembly meeting, the most repeated words among his 2348-word speech.
He also mentioned 11 times the word "war" in order to emphasizing the necessity of avoiding hostility.
Despite his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's offensive position, a person who had spoke 8 times during his 8-year presidency at UNGA and each time his rhetoric statements have raised opposite views against Iran and damaged the country's image before international community more and more, Rohani's speech was massively welcomed by all nations, except Israel.
Rouhani also quoted a couplet written by Iranian great ancient epic poet Hakim Abul-Qasim Ferdowsi (940 - 1020 CE) as saying "Strive in causing Goodness, Bring the spring, whenever you see coldness".
Iranian moderate president didn't have a direct meeting with U.S. president Barack Obama, who seemed to be the main spectactor of Rouhani's speech. Both presidents attempted to speak cautiously and respectfully towards each other.
Obama did not say anything about "military option on the table" or "increasing pressure on Iran".
Rouhani also condemned indirectly the U.S. for opposing sanctions against Iran, but mentioned only two times the United States' name directly, both times in positive contexts:
"Iran doesn't pursue rising tensions with the U.S. and the U.S. would not be swayed by warmongering pressure groups".
Breaking the ice of 34-year longed tensions, lacking diplomatic relations and confidence is a complicated issue for both sides, but there is a quit optimistic perspective for boosting their talks aimed at building trust.
Iranian president also - at the end of his speech - called for 'consistent voice' from U.S. on nuclear issue.
Of course, we don't see 'consistent voice' even among Iranian authorities, but it seems Rouhani wants to strengthen his moderate position inside the country by forcing the U.S. to eliminate the sanctions gradually.
It's vital for Rouhani - whose government is facing a 40 percent inflation rate, 5.4 percent economy contraction and huge deficit on one hand, and opposite views of hard-line authorities on the other hand- to ease sanctions against the country and show a tangible result for direct talks with Washington.
Obama needs a go from Senate and Congress to eliminate the sanctions against Iran or else easing pressure on Iran is impossible.