Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Obama and Iranian President will not meet

Rouhani declines to meet Obama at United Nations General Assembly

Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani are pictured. | AP Photos
U.S. and Iranian officials have been discussing the possibility of a meeting for days. | AP Photos
President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will not meet at the United Nations on Tuesday, senior administration officials said.
The White House had offered to have “an encounter” between the two leaders on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, but Iranian officials ultimately declined.

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“The Iranians have an internal dynamic that they have to manage and the relationship with the United States is clearly quite different than the relationship that Iran has with other Western nations,” a senior administration official said.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/obama-hassan-rouhani-meeting-97278.html#ixzz2fre2CxAu

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