Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is set to visit the United Nations General Assembly in New York, but does not intend to meet with the US President Donald Trump, The Times of Israel reported Monday.
Abbas Mousavi, spokesman of the Foreign Ministry of Iran, claimed that the meeting between the two leaders has not been planned. “I don’t thing such a thing would happen in New York,” he stated.
President Trump has pulled the US out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action last year and imposed economic sanctions against Iran earlier this year.
Mousavi said that “if Americans return to the JCPOA and cease their economic terrorism, they can return to the joint commission and talk.”
President Trump said Sunday he would not meet with President of Iran with “no conditions.” “The Fake News is saying that I am willing to meet with Iran, ‘No Conditions.’ That is an incorrect statement (as usual),” Trump posted on his Twitter.
The Fake News is saying that I am willing to meet with Iran, “No Conditions.” That is an incorrect statement (as usual!).
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2019
Although Trump Administration officials stated last week that Trump “would sit down with Rouhani with no condition,” Iranian leaders claimed they would not hold any meetings with the American President unless the US economic sanctions against Iran are lifted.
Mohammad Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister of Iran, is supposed to accompany President Rouhani during his visit to New York.
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