Iran has no interest in President Hassan Rouhani meeting U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on the sidelines at the U.N. General Assembly, a Tehran spokesman confirmed Monday.
“As we have stated before, if the Americans return to the JCPOA and cease their economic terrorism, they can return to the joint commission and talk,” Mousavi added.
Trump downplayed the prospect as well, Tweeting it is not true he is willing “to meet Iran, ‘No Conditions’.
I don’t want to waste time on answering the rants and whoppers of the brute US president.
The idea of a Trump-Rouhani meeting was floated last month by French President Emmanuel Macron, who has been spearheading European efforts to de-escalate tensions between Iran and the United States.
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
I don’t want to waste time on answering the rants and whoppers of the brute US president. It’s a waste of time for anyone to answer him.
— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) October 18, 2017