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Rouhani settles into a more 'normal' UN routine

On his third trip to the UN as Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani is eclipsed by Pope Francis, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the deaths of hundreds of Iranian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses attendees during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York, September 28, 2015.    REUTERS/Mike Segar  - RTX1SX63

NEW YORK — Overshadowed by the pope, Vladimir Putin and a tragedy in Mecca that called him home early, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attracted less attention at the annual UN General Assembly meeting than he has in previous years.

This was in part a reflection of the progress that has been made in resolving one of the world’s chronic crises — the Iranian nuclear program. The recent conclusion of a landmark agreement between Iran and major world powers has put that issue aside for most of the world for the time being.

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