Trump asked Irans Rouhani for meeting 8 times at UN

Lester Mason
July 22, 2018

US President Donald Trump has asked eight times for a meeting with his Iranian counterpart on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in September, but his request was repeatedly denied, according to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's Chief of Staff.

In response to his "ignorant and spiteful" remarks against the Iranian nation at the GA session, President Rouhani had said that "by reneging on its promises and violating global obligations, the new USA administration will only discredit itself globally and lose the trust of governments and nations in any future negotiations and commitments".

In addition, the chief of staff confirmed on Wednesday that Rouhani is considering a cabinet reshuffle over the country's economic situation.

Rouhani, resisted the calls from within and outside the government for a change in his economic team.

White House and State Department officials have yet to respond to Vaezi's statement.


Vaezi said there would be some changes in the cabinet posts in the near future.

"We have a transparent policy and clear position with regard to our relations with the US", Vaezi added.

Vaezi said, "WE came up with three scenarios to cope with the problems", although he did not elaborate on details. It would also suggest a previously unknown eagerness by the Trump administration for some kind of dialogue.

This could mean that Khamenei possibly told the IRGC and the institutions under the aegis of his own office, who control a major part of Iran's economy not to obstruct Rouhani's attempts to confront the crisis that has paralyzed Iran's economy.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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