TEHRAN, Iran — The White Home on Monday denied the Iranian authorities’s declare that President Donald Trump requested to satisfy along with his counterpart from the Islamic republic final month however was turned down.
In accordance with Iran’s semi-official Fars information company, Trump requested a gathering Iranian President Hbadan Rouhani after giving a speech to the United Nations condemning Iran as a “murderous regime” targeted on the “pursuit of dying and destruction.”
Bahram Ghbademi, a spokesman for Iran’s international ministry, informed a press convention Sunday that the report carried by Fars earlier within the day was right.
“Certainly a request was made by the American aspect however it was not accepted by President Rouhani,” Ghbademi mentioned.
White Home spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders informed NBC Information in a short e mail early Monday that this badertion was “false.”
Trump has declined to certify the Iran nuclear deal, which lifted sanctions in alternate for the nation curbing its nuclear program.
This places its future within the palms of Congress, which can now should resolve whether or not to connect new circumstances or reimpose sanctions with regard to the nation’s nuclear program.
In 2013, President Barack Obama and Rouhani spoke by phone, the highest-level contact between the 2 international locations in a long time, prompting an outcry from Iranian hardliners.
Since then there was no such communication between the heads of state in Tehran and Washington, which formally severed diplomatic ties in 1979.
Ali Arouzi reported from Tehran. Alexander Smith reported from London.