NEW YORK — In the end, there was much to talk about at the UN General Assembly but few genuine surprises.
With an eye on the jihadist group ISIS, President Obama focused on the need for the international community to counter the dangers of violent extremism.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu likened Hamas to ISIS and depicted Iran as the vanguard of Islamic militancy. As in past years, he invoked the Nazis, but this time as comparable to militant Islamists.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blamed the West’s blunders for fomenting the terrorists of ISIS and characterized Iran as leading the forces of moderation in the region.