Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who on Monday said that the Israeli people had 'no roots' in their territory, was scolded by his Israeli counterpart, Shimon Peres, who called the Iranian president's speech 'embarrassing.'
There's concern that issues like the debt crisis in Europe, an increase in the Pakistani heroin trade, and an armed struggle in Mali, to name a few, are being overlooked this week during the UN General Assembly.
Speaking before the United Nations General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to make a case against Iran, calling for 'red lines' that will trigger a US attack on the Islamic State.
In an speech on Tuesday at the United Nations, President Barack Obama touched on issues such as the Syrian civil war and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without offering any new solutions. He also urged free speech and an end to 'mindless violence.'
World leaders descend on New York for the annual United Nations gathering, starting Sept. 25. If the recent past is any guide, it can be a memorable, even explosive, occasion. Here are six moments to watch for, to brace for, this time.