With a blunt demeanor that bordered on pessimism, President Hassan Rouhani of Iran said Friday that he was unhappy over the lack of progress in resolving his country’s protracted nuclear dispute with the major powers, less than two months before their self-imposed deadline for reaching a comprehensive agreement. “The progress realized thus far has not been significant,” Mr. Rouhani said at a news conference concluding his five-day visit to the United Nations General Assembly annual meeting, his second as president. He said any movement toward an agreement had been “extremely slow.” Mr. Rouhani also questioned the motives of the United States and its allies over what he described as their newfound concern with the Islamic State, the extremist group roiling Syria and Iraq. He expressed deep skepticism that “a few aerial bombardments” like those undertaken by an American-led coalition could eradicate the Islamic State and its affiliates. He repeatedly […]