Tehran: No meeting between Trump, Rouhani at UN

Tehran said on Monday there would be no meeting between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his US counterpart Donald Trump at the United Nations, after the White House said on Sunday there was a possibility of a meeting between the two presidents.

Concerning Rouhani's and Trump's meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said in remarks broadcast on state television: "I do not confirm that this meeting has taken place. "The meetings have to have tangible results, so these speculations are not on Iran's agenda."

Trump has stepped up his rhetoric toward Iran on Sunday after the attacks on Saudi Aramco's oil facilities and announced reports that he was ready to meet the Iranians without false conditions.

Although Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced in September 10 that Trump may meet Rouhani on the sidelines of future UN meetings, without any "preconditions," Trump said in a tweet yesterday that " The fake media say I want to meet the Iranians unconditionally.”

Moussaoui dismissed as "naive" statements by US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham that it was time for the United States to "put the attack on Iranian oil refineries" on the table after the attacks on Saudi oil facilities on Saturday.


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