Donald Trump won’t meet with Iran’s Hassan Rouhani: ‘I am sure he is an absolutely lovely man!’

September 25, 2018

President Trump said he “has no plans” to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday, claiming that he has received requests to do so.

“Maybe someday in the future,” Mr. Trump tweeted.

Despite requests, I have no plans to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Maybe someday in the future. I am sure he is an absolutely lovely man! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2018

Mr. Trump and Mr. Rouhani are both in New York for the U.N. General Assembly meeting this week.

Tensions between Iran and the U.S. have built since Mr. Trump pulled back from the Iranian nuclear deal and the pressure of sanctions have begun to take effect for the Middle Eastern country.

Over the weekend, Iran blamed the U.S. for a deadly attack on its military parade, but top Trump administration officials said the responsibility lies with the Iranian government.