Tehran: Trump asks 8 times to meet Rouhani in 2017
US President Donald Trump had requested a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ‘eight times’ on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in Sep., according to Rouhani’s chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi.
"During Rouhani’s last visit to New York for the UN General Assembly session, Trump asked the Iranian delegation eight times to have a meeting with the president," the Mehr news agency cited Mahmoud Vaezi as saying.
"We have a transparent policy and clear position with regard to our relations with the US. The characteristic of this Establishment and [Iranian] people is that they will not yield to pressure. Trump should know that Iran and its people are different from North Korea and its people," Vaezi stressed.
"Since 40 years ago, the US has been threatening Iran for its Islamic principles and independence, also because the US used to have a hold on Iran’s resources in the past," he added.
"The difference between Trump and others is that some issues that he raises is because he is not a politician. We have no doubt that they have set up a psychological war room at the US Treasury and Department of State, but we are talking about a sophisticated nation here," Rouhani’s chief of staff noted.
"Our people may have some demands from the government, but when it comes to US to decide for them, it is only natural that the people will make their own decisions free of [US] influence," Mahmoud Vaezi concluded.