As occurs every year, the member states of the United Nations take turns speaking during the annual General Assembly meeting, set to later this month. As it currently stands, it appears that Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmedinajad will be speaking on Wednesday, September 26 – Yom Kippur. Iran is to be one of the featured speakers at the event, UN sources said Sunday. Governments opposing Iran's nuclear program, including most of the European countries, will speak before and after Ahmedinajad, the sources said.
The first speaker, on September 25, will be U.S. President Barack H. Obama. Obama is set to meet Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on September 27, the day after Yom Kippur, although sources said that could change due to Obama's campaign schedule. Netanyahu is likely to speak to the General Assembly the next day, Friday September 28.