Bill Richardson

Iranian-Americans rally near United Nations

Iranian-American protesters said Monday that the country's current regime has executed about 2,000 dissidents in less than two years, making human rights a key issue in U.S.-Iran relations. Thousands gathered in Dag Hammerskjold Plaza outside the United Nations just as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was to speak to the world body's General Assembly. The protesters want him removed. "We want to show that not only is the Iranian regime a threat to the international community, but also a threat to the people within Iran," said Ben Borhani, a student at Irvine Valley College in southern California. He noted that executions often follow arrests on "arbitrary drug...