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Iran's President Ahmadinejad arrives in New York

United Nations, New York, Sept 14, IRNA-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in New York on Tuesday on an official five-day visit to attend the 60th regular session of the UN General Assembly.

Ahmadinejad, heading a high-ranking delegation, was welcomed by Iran's Permanent Representative to the UN Mohammad-Javad Zarif, heads of Iran's institutions in the United States and a number of Iranian cultural figures.

Talking to reporters at John F. Kennedy Airport, Ahmadinejad said he would announce his plan on Iran's nuclear program on Wednesday.

"I will outline Tehran's stance and proposals on key regional and international developments in two speeches at the United Nations General Assembly," he said.

He added he would hold meetings with senior officials participating in the General Assembly session.

The three-day General Assembly session is scheduled to kick off on Wednesday in presence of leaders and senior officials from 191 states.

Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Ali Larijani and a number of president's advisors are accompanying Ahmadinejad in his visit.

In his speech on the first day of the General Assembly session, the president is to outline Iran's stance on key international developments.

He is also scheduled to meet with Iranian nationals and elites residing in the United States.

... Payvand News - 9/14/05 ... --

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