September 23, 2019 / 9:20 PM / 25 days ago

Trump takes dim view of attempt by France's Macron to mediate Iran dispute

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Poland's President Andrzej Duda on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York City, New York, U.S., September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed French President Emmanuel Macron’s attempt to mediate between the United States and Iran on the dispute between the two countries.

“We don’t need a mediator,” Trump told reporters on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. “He’s (Macron) a friend of mine, but we’re not looking for any mediators. They know who to call.”

Trump also said he had no meetings scheduled this week with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani but would not rule out meeting him in New York.

Reporting By Steve Holland; editing by Grant McCool

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