Iran FM Leaves for New York to Attend UN Meeting

Iran’s Foreign Minister in Beirut for Talks

Iran’s foreign minister has departed for New York to participate in a high-level UN conference there, according to the foreign ministry spokesman.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left Tehran for New York on Thursday morning to attend the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi announced.

The top Iranian diplomat is also scheduled to sit down with scholars and officials from different countries on the sidelines of the conference, he added.

Zarif will also deliver a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in a ceremony attended by CFR chairman Richard Haass on July 17, 2017, added the spokesman.

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