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Iranian leadership wants to meet me: Trump

Iranian leadership wants to meet me: Trump

Washington - Trump has repeatedly indicated he is ready to meet President Hassan Rouhani.



By AFP

Published: Sun 15 Sep 2019, 12:04 AM

US President Donald Trump said he believes that Iran's leadership wants to talk, adding to expectations that he is trying to arrange a summit with his Iranian counterpart at the upcoming UN assembly.
"I can tell you that Iran wants to meet," he told reporters at the White House.
Trump has repeatedly indicated he is ready to meet President Hassan Rouhani, who is expected to attend the UN General Assembly in New York this month. However, the Iranians have so far not given a positive response.
On Wednesday, Rouhani blasted the Trump administration, which has poured pressure on Iran, saying "the Americans must understand that bellicosity and warmongering don't work in their favour. Both... must be abandoned".
Hesameddin Ashena, an adviser to Rouhani, hailed Bolton's dismissal as "a clear sign of the defeat of America's maximum pressure strategy".
Yet even with Bolton gone, top Trump officials have shown no signs of backing down from the strategy of sanctions against Iran.


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