Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran is ready to help bring democracy to Syria and Yemen, blaming the spread of terrorism in the Middle East, in part, on the United States. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday Tehran was ready to help bring democracy to war-torn Syria and Yemen and blamed the spread of terrorism in the Middle East on the United States. "We are prepared to assist in the eradication of terrorism and in paving the way for democracy," Rouhani said in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly. "As we aided the establishment of democracy in Iraq and Afghanistan, we are prepared to help bring about democracy in Syria and also Yemen." He blamed the crisis in the Middle East on the United States' occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as Washington's support for Israel.