The face- off between Iran and the USA came to the fore at the 73rd Assembly of the UNGA in New York . In a stunning claim Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has accused his US counterpart Donald Trump of trying to topple his government as he poured cold water on the idea of resuming talks with Washington after its pull-out from an international nuclear accord.
“It is ironic that the US government does not even conceal its plan for overthrowing the same government it invites to talks,” Rouhani said in a speech at the United Nations General Assembly.
“For dialogue to take place, there is no need for a photo opportunity. The two sides can listen to each other right here in this Assembly.
“I am starting the dialogue right here, and state, in unequivocal terms, that the question of international security is not a toy in American domestic politics.
The US has reportedly threatened Iran with more sanctions . The tensions between Tehran and Washington is now on the boil.
U S President Donald Trump tweeted about his chances of meeting the Iranian President
Despite requests, I have no plans to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Maybe someday in the future. I am sure he is an absolutely lovely man!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2018