August 11, 2018 / 7:49 AM / 3 months ago

Iran foreign minister says no meeting planned with U.S. counterpart - news agency

DUBAI, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said there was no meeting planned with U.S. officials including his counterpart Mike Pompeo at the United Nations General Assembly, the semi-official news agency Tasnim reported on Saturday.

Asked about the likelihood of a meeting with U.S. officials, including Pompeo, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Zarif said: “No, no such meeting is planned. We have repeatedly announced our position,” Tasnim reported.

Earlier this week, the United States re-imposed sanctions on Iran in line with President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of a 2015 agreement over Iran’s nuclear programme. (Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Editing by Mark Potter)

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