Iran president to address UN as Persian Gulf tensions mount

  • In this Sept. 16, 2019, file photo, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a joint news conference in Ankara, Turkey. Rouhani reiterated Tuesday, Sept. 24, that he would not consider meeting with President Donald Trump unless sanctions imposed against his country since 2018 were first lifted. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool, File)

UNITED NATIONS — With tensions high in the Persian Gulf, all eyes will be on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday as he speaks on the second day of the U.N. General Assembly’s annual gathering of world leaders.