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Putin, Xi, Rouhani to address annual UN high-level meeting

Putin, Xi, Rouhani to address annual UN high-level meeting

The presidents of China, Russia, Iran and the United States are scheduled to speak at the 70th annual U.N. General Assembly of world leaders in September — a rare appearance for Russian President Vladimir Putin and the first for Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The United Nations issued its first draft list of speakers Monday for what could be its largest ever gathering of world leaders.

Pope Francis is also set to address the General Assembly a few days before President Barack Obama, Putin, Xi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speak at the gathering.

Two years ago, a historic phone call between Obama and Rouhani during the U.N. meeting prompted speculation of a rapprochement between the nations and resulted in an interim nuclear pact that was followed by the landmark nuclear deal announced this month.

Source: Putin, Xi, Rouhani to address annual UN high-level meeting – Yahoo News

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