On Monday, the United States President Donald Trump has said that it was “too early” to meet Tehrian top diplomat, who made a surprise visit to the G7 Summit, but persisted that Washington wasn’t looking for regime change in Iran.
President Trump told reporters at the G7 Summit that “It’s too soon to meet, I didn’t want to,” adding that he was expecting Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to urge for unscheduled talks.
“I knew he was coming,” said the US President of the unexpected visit, which was engineered by French President Emmanuel Macron in a bid to break up the diplomatic deadlock over the disputed nuclear event of Tehran.
President Trump has claimed that the French President has “asked for my approval”, adding that “I knew everything he (Macron) was doing and I approved everything he was doing.”
2015 Nuclear Deal between Iran and Western Powers has collapsed after President Trump has unilaterally withdrawn the United States support in 2018, claims that it has crippled the economy of Iran.
President Macron has been trying for months to reduce the rising tensions between Iran and the United States by finding means to resume talks and mainly with Mr. Zarif in Paris on the evening of the G7 Summit.
President Trump further said that Washington was interested only to restrain Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
“We’re not looking for regime change. You see how that works (in other places),” President Donald Trump said, “What we want is very simple… non-nuclear.”