Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi arrived in New York amid a furor over Tehran’s threats against U.S. officials, a massacre that took place in 1988 and protests against his regime sparked by the death of a woman arrested by its morality police.
The Iranian president arrived on Monday to speak at the United Nations General Assembly on the heels of a CBS News interview where he called U.S. sanctions “tyrannical” and questioned whether the Holocaust occurred, saying that it should be “investigated and researched.”
He also said “we cannot trust the Americans” over any nuclear weapons deal after former President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of a deal in 2018. The Biden administration is trying to restore the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Meanwhile, the U.S. Justice Department unsealed charges in August against a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard…