Iranian President Hassan Rouhani refused to engage in a phone conversation with his American counterpart, Donald Trump, which had been arranged by French President Emmanuel Macron, leaving Trump waiting on the line, US media reports said.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, during his visit to New York for the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), held talks with his counterparts and other high-ranking officials from several countries.
Kent Jones, now in his seventh year as director of the New York Film Festival (NYFF), will step down from that position following this year’s 57th edition, the Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) organization announced.
Japan is considering offering medical aid to Iran when Prime Minister Abe Shinzo meets with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly later this month, diplomatic sources said Sunday.
Several hundred people took to the streets of New York on Wednesday to protest the US Department of Justice’s decision not to bring charges against a New York City policeman in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man in 2014.
The United Nations told the United States it is concerned by tight travel restrictions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during his visit to New York this week, UN spokesman Farhan Haq said on Monday.
Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has cancelled a trip to New York, where he was due to be honored as the person of the year, after weeks of protests prompted several sponsors to boycott the gala.