Trump Rejects Macron’s Efforts to Mediate the Conflict with Iran
US President Donald Trump has rejected French President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to mediate between the United States and Iran in the dispute between the two countries.
Thank you but no thanks, again. On Monday, September 23rd, Donald Trump swept the mediation of France on the conflict between the United States and Iran, while assuring that no meeting with the Iranian president Hassan Rohani was planned “at this stage” in margin of the United Nations General Assembly.
While Emmanuel Macron meets the two heads of state during his trip to New York with the goal of continuing the progress of the G7 Biarritz, the US president assured that the United States had “no need for mediator “. “Iran wants to do something and I do not think we need a mediator. He’s a friend of mine, but we’re not looking for a mediator, “Donald Trump said of Emmanuel Macron.
He also assured that no meeting with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rohani was planned “at this stage”. “I never exclude anything,” he added shortly thereafter.
“We don’t need a mediator,” President Trump says on France facilitating potential talks with Iran.
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Mr Macron, on the front lines of this file, had not ruled out a historic handshake between the leaders of the two enemy countries. “I will do everything to ensure that the conditions for discussions are created, both so that there is no escalation and to build a useful, sustainable solution for security in the region,” he said. assured. “Something can happen” in New York, he even launched on the plane to the United States, pointing out that Donald Trump was “able to change things very quickly” if he made the decision.
On Monday in the day, US Special Representative for Itan Brian Hook said Iran had “still not accepted the offer” of the United States in favor of a bilateral meeting.
“The president has said for two years that he is ready to meet President Rohani,” said Brian Hook at a conference on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. “It’s something we’ve said many times in recent years. Iran has still not accepted our offer, “he added to the Asia Society think tank.
The envoy said the Iranians had “crossed a line” with the attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, attributed by Washington to Tehran despite Iran’s denials. But despite this, he recalled that Donald Trump had recently assured that the door was still not closed to a meeting.
In response, for now, the US president has increased the presence of his troops in the Gulf. To the chagrin of Iran, who called on the United States and its allies to remain “distant” from the region.
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US President Donald Trump has rejected French President Emmanuel Macron's efforts to mediate between the United States and Iran in the dispute between the two countries.