Iran hasn’t made any plan for President Hassan Rouhani to meet the United States President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the forthcoming United Nations General Assembly, reports a spokesman.
The Foreign Ministry’s Abbas Mousavi said in a reply, “We have neither planned for this meeting nor do I think such a thing would happen in New York.”
On Sunday, the White House has said that President Trump may meet President Rouhani next week at the UNGA in New York, despite accusations from Washington that Tehran was responsible for the drone attacks on Saudi Arabia.
Mr, Mousavi said, “As we have stated before if the Americans return to the JCPOA and cease their economic terrorism, they can return to the joint commission and talk.”
He was citing to a commission within the framework of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, 2015 Agreement that offered a promise of relief from sanctions in return for restraint on its nuclear program.
Tensions heightened between the two nations since President Trump has “unilaterally withdrawn” the United States from the JCPOA in May 2018 and started reimposing crippling sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
European powers have also been trying to recover the nuclear accord and deescalated the situation.
French President Emmanuel Macron has been leading the efforts, therefore, he proposed a meeting between President Trump and President Rouhani to disable the crisis.