Trump Calls Rouhani “Lovely Man”, Not Rules Out Meeting
US President Donald Trump said that he does not have any plans to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, but does not rule out such a possibility in the future.
Previously, Rouhani said that in order to negotiate with Tehran, Trump must return to the nuclear deal, from which the US pulled out in May.
“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!” Trump tweeted on 25 September.
President Rouhani said that the Iranian authorities will block the Strait of Hormuz, which connects the Gulf of Oman in the southeast with the Persian Gulf in the southwest, should the US continue the policy of pressure.
In an interview with NBC, Rouhani stressed that his words are not a warning, but a “reality.”
“If the waterway from the Persian Gulf must remain free and safe, then it must remain so for everyone,” the Iranian leader said.