Hundreds Protest Rouhani Outside UN in New York
Hundreds have gathered in New York City to protest Iran President Hassan Rouhani during his remarks before the U.N. General Assembly.
Former U.S. diplomats John Bolton and Bill Richardson were expected to address the crowd Thursday. Former South Dakota Sen. Tom Daschle and Kerry Kennedy were also expected to speak.
Security was tight in the plaza outsides the U.N. complex as chanting protesters donning yellow ponchos gathered in the rainfall.
Organizers say they hope to spotlight what they call the Rouhani regime's bad record on human rights, its sponsorship of terrorism and deception in nuclear negotiations.
But in a wide-ranging speech, Rouhani told the U.N. that a nuclear agreement is possible before the November deadline.
He also warned world leaders that Islamic terrorists' goal is to destroy civilization.