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.

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