Two Iranian textile merchants wait for customers in Tehran's main bazaar. President Hassan Rouhani has raised hopes by reaching out to the West and promising to work for an end to sanctions. But his team has cautioned that the country's economic problems have deep roots. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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Two Iranian women look at clothing in a store in Tehran. Iranians have launched a "jeans protest" on the Web in response to a comment by Israel's leader Benjamin Netanyahu. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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Iran's Ali Akbar Salehi, who heads the country's Atomic Energy Organization, says four saboteurs have been arrested and are being interrogated. Alexander Klein/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani waves as his motorcade leaves Tehran's Mehrabad Airport upon his arrival from New York Saturday, one day after he spoke to President Obama by phone. Atta Kenare /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the U.N. on Tuesday. Ray Stubblebine /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Much To Smile About? Iranian President Hasan Rouhani prepares to address the 68th session of the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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President Obama addresses the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations in New York. Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during an interview with NBC — part of a charm offensive ahead of his visit to the U.N. General Assembly. Rouzbeh Jadidoleslam/AP hide caption

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a news conference earlier this month. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani talks to NBC — part of a charm offensive ahead of his visit to the U.N. General Assembly in New York next week. Rouzbeh Jadidoleslam/AP hide caption

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Iranian President Hassan Rowhani earlier this month. Behrouz Mehri /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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