U.S. won't rule out Trump-Rouhani meeting after blaming Iran for Saudi attacks

U.S. won't rule out Trump-Rouhani meeting after blaming Iran for Saudi attacks
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  • calendar-gray 15 September 2019

 The White House on Sunday did not rule out a potential meeting between President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, even after Washington accused Iran of being behind drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities, APA reports quoting Reuters.

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said the attacks on Saturday “did not help” prospects for a meeting between the two leaders during the United Nations General Assembly this month but she left open the possibility it could happen. 

“I’ll allow the president (Trump) to announce a meeting or a non-meeting,” Conway told “Fox News Sunday.” 

The Trump administration’s sanctions and “maximum pressure” campaign on Iran over its nuclear and ballistic missile program will continue whether or not the two leaders meet, she added. 

However, Conway said, “You’re not helping your case much,” by attacking Saudi Arabia, civilian areas and critical infrastructure that affects global energy markets.

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