Speaking at the end of the cabinet session on Wednesday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammadjavad Zarif in answer to a question concerning the probability of the president’s attendance to the upcoming UN meeting that the trip is settled and Rouhani is to visit New York.
Providing comments on the president’s schedule during the trip, Zarif added "Mr. Rouhani will make three speeches in the UN. The first speech will be made at the UN General Assembly, the second one will be made as the Secretary of the NAM at the Summit on Nuclear Disarmament, and the third will be made with the foreign ministers of NAM member states.
He pointed out that Rouhani's other plans for the trip are being scheduled.
In answer to a question saying "Would you visit the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in the sidelines of the UN meetings?” Zarif said "We have no problem with such a meeting, but what is important is what outcome it will have.”
Also, in answer to a question regarding the members of the Iranian nuclear negotiation team, he said "The members of the team are appointed and the report will be issued by the president’s office.”
Asked if Iran has given the US any special message on Syria, the Foreign Minister said "We have not given the US any message to be special in that sense. Our positions have been quite clear from the beginning and we oppose any kind of military attack outside of the frameworks of the UN.”
Zarif further asserted "Part of the extremist forces in the US and also in the region seek to make the US enter a new war.”