NPR

Iran Is Unenthusiastic After President Trump Suggests A Meeting

The leaders of the U.S. and Iran haven't met in person since before the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Trump says he's ready to sit down; Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hasn't expressed any interest.
A man in Tehran looks at a newspaper with a picture of President Trump on the front page on Tuesday. Iran's currency traded at a fresh record-low of 119,000 to the dollar today, a loss of nearly two-thirds of its value since the start of the year as U.S. sanctions loom. Trump says he's willing to meet with Iranian leaders, but Iran doesn't seem eager to sit down. Source: Atta Kenare

Although President Trump said Monday that he would be willing to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at "any time," it looks like that meeting won't be happening any time soon — multiple Iranian officials have played down the possibility of a sit-down, without ruling it out entirely.

The leaders of the U.S. and Iran have not met in person since before the Islamic Revolution in 1979. A between Rouhani and former President Obama in 2013 was the first direct earlier this year.

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Altro da NPR

NPR2 min letti
Allen Stone: Tiny Desk Concert
I can't recall an artist so committed to making their Tiny Desk concert memorable. I'd met with Allen Stone weeks prior to go over priorities, expectations and the usual formalities, but this was different. His questions about how to prepare for the
NPR1 min letti
Macy's Furloughs Most Of Its 130,000 Workers
Citing the pandemic's "heavy toll" on its business, Macy's says it's furloughing the majority of its employees. Its stores have been closed since March 18 and there's no sign when they will reopen.
NPR1 min lettiWellness
Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Coronavirus In The U.S.
Cases of COVID-19 have appeared throughout the country, but certain areas have been hit harder than others. Find out how many cases and deaths have been reported in each state.