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Agenda for the United Nations General Assembly

Chemical weapons.
Nuclear safeguards.
And peace in the Middle East are all on the agenda as world leaders are converging for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly.
   
The president left his domestic troubles behind, opting to take on global troubles instead, flying to New York for the 68th session of the United
Nations.

In a surprising move, Iran's new president, Hasan Rouhani, has signaled a willingness to revive relations with the United States-- during this trip, --He says-- I  will use opportunities to introduce the real face of the Iranian nation to the world, as a nation that loves culture and peace."
 
This would be a tremendous diplomatic breakthrough, the US-Iranian
Relationship has essentially been dead since the storming of the US Embassy In Tehran in 1979.
 
But our greatest ally in the region--Israel-- fears a Trojan horse.
Yuval Steinitz, Israel's Minister for Intelligence and Strategic Affairs:// the attempt of Iran, to cheat the world, to smile to the world by Rouhani
 and meanwhile to develop a fissile material with centrifuges and to develop nuclear weapons."
 
Meanwhile, the issue of Syria's chemical weapons will be at the top of the diplomatic agenda.

Former United Nations Weapons Inspector //a narrow objective of getting rid of the chemical weapons is a case where Russian and American goals are congruent."

But Russian relations are far from rosy as their foreign minister is accusing the Obama administration of diplomatic blackmail.

A win here on the international stage may be of added importance to President Obama right now as a government shutdown looms back home in
Washington.