Iran says no Rouhani, Obama meeting on agenda
TEHRAN - Agence France-Presse
In this Aug. 15, 2013 file photo, Iranian President Hasan Rouhani speaks during the debate on the proposed Cabinet at the parliament, in Tehran, Iran. AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, FileIran's foreign ministry said Tuesday that no meeting between President Hassan Rouhani and his American counterpart Barack Obama was on the agenda at the UN General Assembly.
"Such a meeting is not on the agenda," ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham told reporters when asked about the White House not ruling out the possibility of a landmark meeting in New York.
Israeli officials voiced concern earlier today over a potential meeting of the U.S. and Iranian presidents, saying Tehran sought reconciliation with world powers as a ruse to press on with its nuclear programme.