Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States on Tuesday of trying to overthrow his government, rejecting bilateral talks after President Donald Trump denounced Iran's leaders and predicted stepped-up US sanctions would get Tehran to negotiate over its nuclear program.
"I'm even willing to talk to President Trump, I think if President Trump and I speak, we could understand each other", he said in Caracas. The U.N. has attempted to broker a peace deal with the Iran-backed Houthi insurgency.
The Trump administration says China is stepping up covert and overt activities to stifle free speech, punish those who support the president's tough trade stance against China and interfere in the US political system.
He smiled, taking in stride, and proclaimed, 'didn't expect that reaction but that's OK, ' before moving on the extraordinary progress he says he's overseen in the U.S.
President Donald Trump is pictured speaking during his meeting with Colombian President Iván Duque at the United Nations.
The legal entity will allow European companies to continue to trade with Iran in accordance with the EU law and could be open to other partners in the world, Mogherini said. "It is ironic that the USA government does not even hide its plan for overthrowing the same government it invites to talks", Rouhani said.
He admitted that Iran is feeling some pressure, but said the country "has been in situations that are much tougher" and "has been able to surpass such difficulties in the past, just as it will be able to do today".
"We are only going to give foreign aid to those who respect us and, frankly, are our friends", he said.
"It is quite unusual, unprecedented", that the United States is asking members of the Security Council "to not adhere to a resolution from that same Security Council, voted on by the USA, all members voted in favor", Rouhani said, but now "whoever adheres to that resolution will be punished".
"We do not and will not interfere in any country's domestic affairs", said Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani predicted Wednesday that the United States would eventually rejoin an global nuclear deal, saying talks this week at the United Nations showed his counterpart Donald Trump's isolation. "It is pure fiction", he said, according to ABC News.
A day after addressing the General Assembly, U.S. President Donald Trump will lead a discussion Wednesday at the Security Council on weapons of mass destruction.
"I ask all members of the Security Council to work with the United States to ensure the Iranian regime changes its behavior and never acquires a nuclear bomb", Trump added. Among those scheduled to follow him were the leaders of Lebanon, Yemen, Colombia, Cuba, South Korea, Britain, Afghanistan and Italy.