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Friday, September 21, 2018, 18:08
FM spokesman: Iran has never requested a meeting with Trump
By Reuters
Friday, September 21, 2018, 18:08 By Reuters

In this April 4, 2018, photo, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a joint press conference with the leaders of Turkey and Russia as part of a tripartite summit on Syria, in Ankara, Turkey. (ADEM ALTAN / AFP)

GENEVA — Iran has not requested a meeting with US President Donald Trump, foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Friday, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). 

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to address the General Assembly next week

A foreign news agency reported that Iran requested such a meeting during the United Nations General Assembly which began this week, citing US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, according to IRNA. 

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IRNA did not identify the foreign news agency. 

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to address the General Assembly next week, according to Iranian state media. 

"The Islamic Republic of Iran has never put forth a request for a meeting with Trump," Qassemi said. 

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Tensions have ramped up between Iran and the United States after Trump withdrew from a landmark multi-lateral nuclear deal in May and reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic last month.

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