Iranians and Westerners see hope in President Rouhani's UN visit today. But even with the backing of the supreme leader, reforming Iran's economy will be a difficult task for Rouhani, especially as he must challenge the power of the Revolutionary Guard and intelligence services.
Why will his absence be mourned as new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gears up for his UN debut?
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has preached a message of moderation and cooperation – a sharp departure from his predecessor, known for his anti-West tirades.
New Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is seeking to change Iran's tone at the UN.