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UN General Assembly updates: Syria's FM slams Israel, reiterates amnesty offer for rebels

Follow along for the latest updates as Middle East leaders head to New York for the annual UN General Assembly.
Last Updated: 1 year 2 months ago

The United Nations' annual gathering of world leaders gets underway this week, with a lineup of speeches from Middle East heads of state including Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi. 

Both US President Joe Biden and Raisi will give remarks on Wednesday, but the two men are not expected to meet face-to-face while in New York. Ahead of his planned address, Raisi told CBS he didn’t believe such a meeting would be “beneficial.”

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