Bahram Qassemi

No meeting held between Zarif, Tillerson during UNGA 72

IRNA – Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi reiterated that no meeting took place between Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of the UN 72nd General Assembly in New York.

Rejecting his American counterpart’s statements over a long meeting between the two countries’ foreign ministers in New York, he underlined that there was no meeting between the two foreign ministers except the one attended by foreign ministers of P5+1 upon the fringes of the US General Assembly.

President Hassan Rouhani has rebuffed a request from US President Donald Trump to meet at the United Nations in New York in September.

A request, indeed, was made by the US side, but it wasn’t accepted by President Rouhani, Qasemi said.