Reportedly, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has claimed that Iran had requested a meeting with Trump during the United Nations General Assembly which is scheduled to be held from September 18 to October 5. At the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in July, Trump threatened that the United States would "go its own way" if members did not spend more on defense.
Previously, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also said that there was no point in a meeting between Hassan Rouhani and Donald Trump.
President Donald Trump will call for global action on the world drug problem, lay out his vision of the US role in the world, and urge a halt to the spread of weapons of mass destruction during next week's gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly. She said the U.S.is looking forward to more signatories. In May, Trump pulled Washington out of a 2015 worldwide agreement to put controls on Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for some sanctions relief.
"The USA is generous, we are going to be generous to those that share our values, generous to those that work with us, and not to those that try to stop the United States and say that they hate America, " Haley said. Not to mention, Israel sees Iran as an existential threat, and no foreign leader seems as close to Trump as Benjamin Netanyahu. This will be the third time the body is chaired by a US president.
"Even those who don't like him, the attitude of all other heads of state and government in a public meeting when faced with any president of the United States of America is to be on their best behavior", the diplomat said.
President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron embrace at the conclusion of a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, April 24, 2018.
Back in May, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei decried both the previous and current U.S. administrations for reneging on their promises and threatening the Islamic Republic, saying that's why Iran does not negotiate and interact with the US.
Trump is set to chair a U.N. Security Council meeting on nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction on Wednesday that will allow him to attack Iran and flaunt the latest developments in his attempt to get North Korea to denuclearize. A draft concept note for the meeting obtained by ABC News makes no direct mention of Iran, saying the meeting instead will be about how "to counter the spread and use of the world's most risky weapons". Trump withdrew from the agreement in May and has begun an economic pressure campaign to drive Iran to the negotiating table again.
Doesn't sound good. But remember, Trump a year ago drew global gasps when he threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea during his U.N. General Assembly speech.
Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, chaired two Security Council meetings, one in 2009 focusing on nuclear disarmament and another in 2014 on "foreign terrorist fighters".
Trump and Rouhani might meet this week in Manhattan.
Moon will be pushing Trump to sign a declaration to officially end the Korean War, something the US has said it will not do until North Korea takes steps to denuclearize.