Cartoon 93: Rouhani in New York
As Iranian President Hassan Rouhani prepares to come to New York next week to attend the UN General Assembly and other meetings, there is a lot of anticipation for how he would answer questions in the US media interviews that aim to polish the Islamic Republic’s image before western audiences. During his presidency, Mr. Rouhani’s predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was well-known for his vague and at times outrageous comments and his lack of accountability for Iran’s abysmal human rights record. Questions about Iran’s political prisoners is a topic that will most likely come up during Mr. Rouhani’s upcoming interviews. This is cartoonist Mana Neyestani’s take on the issue.