Focusing on ISIS in U.N. speech, Obama virtually ignores Iran

September 24, 2014 8:34 PM

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Focusing on ISIS in U.N. speech, Obama virtually ignores Iran

NEW YORK (JTA) – President Obama devoted the bulk of his U.N. speech to the fight against violent Islamic extremism and hardly mentioned Iran’s nuclear program.

In his address last year to the General Assembly, Obama spent a great deal of time talking about Tehran’s nuclear pursuit, describing it as one of two major focus areas for American diplomatic efforts (the other was the Israeli-Palestinian conflict).

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