US President Donald Trump said today that he did not intend to meet Iranian representative Hasán Rohaní at the UN General Assembly after accusing Iran of the attack on the Saudi oil complex.
"Nothing is ruled out, but I have no intention of meeting with Iran," Trump told reporters at the White House before leaving for the states of Texas and Ohio, where he will attend two events before arriving in New York for the meeting. of world leaders.
In recent weeks, Trump said he would like to meet with Rohani to try to unblock the difficult political situation between the two countries and that it was aggravated by the attack on the two Saudi refineries last week, an action attributed by the US leader to Iran.
Trump had even considered easing economic sanctions on Iran, but following the attacks on oil refineries in Saudi Arabia, the White House not only increased them but announced the deployment of troops to the country.
In the midst of this difficult situation, Trump fired his Homeland Security adviser, John Bolton, as he opposed Trump having a meeting in New York with the Iranian leader.
Although Rohani denied this possibility, even before the Gulf attacks, Trump dreamed of making headlines with a historic photograph like the one he starred last year with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and claiming again before the world, the image of foolproof negotiator.
The UN General Assembly's annual meeting comes after Trump's decision to sanction the Iranian central bank with sanctions in an attempt to stifle Iran economically, and to approve the deployment of troops to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in response to recent attack on Saudi refineries.
The United States has accused the Iranian central bank of financing since 2016 with millions of dollars, including the Revolutionary Guard and the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah, which Washington considers terrorist groups.
The Iranian authorities have said they do not want a war but have assured that they will respond with all their means in case they are attacked.