Indian PM Modi Meets Iran’s Rouhani at UNGA
Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Thursday, September 26, in New York on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told world leaders Wednesday that there would be no negotiations with the United States as long as economic sanctions remained in effect.
“We once negotiated under sanctions. We will not do so again. Halt the sanctions and return to your commitments so the dialogue may reopen,” he said at the U.N. General Assembly.
The U.S. imposed measures targeting Iran’s key oil industry after withdrawing last year from the 2015 agreement that limited Iran’s nuclear program. The Trump administration said that deal between Iran and world powers did not do enough to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons or engaging in other perceived malign behaviors.