The animosity between the governments of Israel and Iran is significant.
Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei once compared Israel to a cancerous tumor which should be “cut-off.” President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said Israel would be “eliminated,” and that the country has no roots in the Middle East.
Israel has drawn a line in the sand and is threatening preemptive action to prevent an Iranian nuclear capability.
Two people from their respective countries, however, are engaging in peer-to-peer diplomacy, putting aside hostility.
Updated 9:55 a.m. with recap, link to full remarks
President Obama addressed the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly today and touched on the Iran nuclear dispute and addressing the root causes of turmoil in the Middle East, among other topics.