The Obama-Rouhani handshake: Will they or won't they? And what would it mean - if anything - for the future of the Middle East?
Iran's new president says he wants to end the tension with the United States over his country's nuclear programme.
US says it is a willing partner with Rouhani's government if Iran ready to engage
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the Geneva II peace talks are unlikely to succeed in the fight against terrorism, Reuters reports.
Iran president Hassan Rouhani said today that the West should not miss the "unique opportunity" to reach an agreement in their ongoing talks on Tehran's nuclear programme.
He said one of the slogans Iran has embraced is that of "constructive interaction with the world."
The West should not miss this unique opportunity. Our nation is participating in the Geneva negotiations with strong will & determination.
We want the world to know that our nuclear activities are solely for peaceful purposes, & that we're ready to address any rational concerns.
The negotiating sides should recognize that the current unique atmosphere was brought about by our people in our recent election. #IranTalks
A recent survey reveals that the majority of Israeli's agree with their prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's when he called Iranian PM Rouhani 'a wolf in sheep's clothing'.
ITV News, Middle East correspondent Geraint Vincent reports on Netanyahu's warning to the world, and how the majority of Israeli's back their PM's view that Rouhani is playing the 'charm offensive'.
Iranian hardliners have reportedly thrown shoes at the convoy of President Rouhani, as he returned to Tehran after his trip to the UN headquarters in New York.
Thomas Erdbink, Tehran bureau chief for the New York Times, tweeted that around 75 protesters threw shoes and eggs at the president.
It comes after Rouhani spoke with US President Barack Obama on the phone - the first direct contact between leaders of the two countries since 1979.
Total chaos as hard liners hurls eggs and shoes at Rouhani, one person almost driven over by his car
Rouhani was trying to keep smiling but security people tried to shield him off with an umbrella, then pulled him into car and drove off.
Hassan Rouhani's Twitter account revealed his phone conversation with Barack Obama had ended with the Iran president wishing his US counterpart "a nice day".
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said he wants to reach a deal over Iran's nuclear programme within six months.
He told the Washington Post: "The only way forward is for a timeline to be inserted into the negotiations that's short.
"The shorter it is, the more beneficial it is to everyone. If it's three months that would be Iran's choice, if it's six months that's still good. It's a question of months not years."
Read more: Rouhani's address to the UN general assembly
Benjamin Netanyahu branded the Iranian President's UN speech "cynical" and said that Iran was buying time to develop nuclear weapons capability.
"It was a cynical speech full of hypocrisy," Netanyahu said in a statement.
"It had no practical suggestion to stop Iran's military nuclear programme and no commitment to fulfil U.N. Security Council decisions. That exactly is the Iranian plan, to talk and buy time in order to advance Iran's capability to obtain nuclear weapons."
Iran denies it is trying to build nuclear weapons and says its programme is for peaceful purposes.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani hopes to bring his country out of diplomatic isolation - but despite his new tone and the promise of increased flexibility on Tehran's nuclear program, some critics warn the West is falling into a clever trap.
ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore reports.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Iran is prepared to reach a "framework" for managing the country's differences with the US, and is willing to engage immediately in "time-bound" talks on the Iran nuclear issue.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has told the UN general assembly that nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction have no place in Iran's security and defence doctrine.
He also expressed hope that the Obama administration will have political will to avoid the influence of "warmongering pressure groups" on the Iran nuclear issue.