Iran Says Trump Asked Rouhani for Meeting 8 Times at U.N.


The chief of staff to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump asked for a meeting eight times during the U.N. General Assembly last year.

"During Rouhani's last visit to New York for the U.N. General Assembly session, Trump asked the Iranian delegation eight times to have a meeting with the president," Mahmoud Vaezi told reporters on Wednesday, according to the conservative Mehr news agency.

He said the Iranian team had not responded to the requests, which came just after Trump announced he would no longer certify Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal -- setting the scene for his eventual withdrawal from the pact in May.

"We have a transparent policy and clear position with regard to our relations with the U.S.... that (we) will not yield to pressure," Vaezi said.

Tehran said back in October that Trump had requested a sit-down with his Iranian counterpart during the U.N. meeting, but the claim of numerous requests had not previously been made.

Trump has said he is open to talks on a new deal with Iran that goes beyond its nuclear program to include its regional behavior and missile defenses.

Iran has said there is no chance of a renegotiation and is working with European and Asian partners to find ways around U.S. nuclear-related sanctions that will be reimposed in the coming months as part of Washington's withdrawal from the 2015 agreement.

A Trump-Rouhani meeting would have been the first between the presidents of the two countries since Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution.

Comments 5
Thumb warrior 18 July 2018, 22:06

No doubt the iranian people are so glad Rouhani turned down meeting with Trump 8 times:)

Thumb janoubi 19 July 2018, 12:03

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Thumb s.o.s 18 July 2018, 22:14

If a beggar knocks on my door 8 times, I still wouldn’t let him in even should he knock 20 times.

There are people that simply aren’t welcome.

Thumb whyaskwhy 19 July 2018, 01:10

Funny how you interpret that seem to correlate things with lowering your pants. And if that is the case then you think rouhani is worried?

This is how the mind thinks when it lacks education and proper knowledge of the world around, instead it relies on being told what to do, hence the Kizballah mechanism of controlling its sheep.

We can only imagine Trump sitting up all night on the phone doing nothing but trying to call 1-800 KHOMIENI

Thumb illiterate-Southern 19 July 2018, 06:58

Thank you southern for being patriotic and for posting as such.

My day will not be complete without reading your esteemed analysis on world affairs. I was particularly impressed by your use of fashion items such as pants to express a political point-of-view. Your ability to mix fashion such as 'pants' and motion such as 'lowering' is nothing short of genius. I will be sure to use your method today in my political sciences class at university.

Southern, I could not have written this comment without thanking you for helping to mold me into the young man that I have become. I owe you....

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