Iran’s foreign ministry has categorically rejected “ridiculous” media reports that the country had requested a meeting with US President Donald Trump.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Friday dismissed as “ridiculous” claims attributed to US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had asked for a bilateral meeting with Trump.
Speaking to IRNA, Qassemi referred to the report as part of a media campaign launched by certain circles in a naïve attempt to distort realities on the ground.
“Our memory is filled with such campaigns,” Qassemi noted, reiterating that Iran has never called for a meeting with the US president.
His comments came as Trump is set to chair a UN Security Council meeting next week on Iran and other issues, and has already expressed his willingness to meet his Iranian counterpart in that meeting.
Rouhani will leave Tehran for New York in the coming days to attend the UN…