Trump failed to deceive Iran in New York: President Rouhani
طهران/ خبرفوری// President Hassan Rouhani says the administration of US President Donald Trump failed to deceive Iran into holding a presidential meeting during his recent visit to New York.
President Rouhani made the remark at a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday, a few days after he returned from the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, where Trump showed much eagerness to meet with the Iranian president.
There, based on reporting by The New Yorker, multiple world leaders conveyed private messages by Trump to the Iranian delegation that the US president was willing to lift all sanctions against Iran if Rouhani agreed to meet with him first.
Trump even waited on the other side of a secure line that was set up on the spot for a conversation with the Iranian president, who nevertheless refused to speak with Trump before the sanctions were lifted. French President Emmanuel Macron played a key role in the attempted diplomatic outreach and was due to participate in the telephone conversation.