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Iran's new president to address UN General Assembly on same day as Obama

Iran's new president, Hasan Rouhani, is scheduled to address the U.N. General Assembly this month in his debut on the world stage.

The United Nations has his speech scheduled for Sept. 24, hours after President Barack Obama addresses the annual General Assembly.

Rouhani, elected in June, is widely viewed as more moderate than his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, who used speeches at the General Assembly to question the Holocaust and the official explanation that the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks were caused by hijacked planes.

Iran is the subject of U.N. sanctions over its suspected development of nuclear weapons, which its government denies.

The Security Council committee on Iran sanctions is meeting Thursday afternoon.