Iran: Rouhani-Trump meeting will not happen

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will not be meeting US President Donald Trump, state media said today.

Trump had hinted he would meet Iranian officials on the sidelines of the United Nations summit, but backtracked on the comments, claiming the reports were “fake news”.

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said: “Neither is such a plan on our agenda nor will such a thing happen.”

Mousavi went on to accuse the US of “economic terrorism” and demanded it return to the terms of the carefully negotiated 2015 nuclear deal.

This comes after a major attack on two facilities belonging to Saudi oil giant Aramco.

Iran has denied any involvement in the attacks.

Foreign ministry spokesperson Mousavi responded: “Such fruitless and blind accusations and remarks are incomprehensible and meaningless.”

Tensions between Iran and America have been high since the US unilaterally withdrew from the nuclear deal, and imposed harsh sanctions on Tehran.