Rouhani-Obama Meeting Unseemly

Rouhani-Obama Meeting Unseemly Rouhani-Obama Meeting Unseemly

The deputy chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said the stage is not set yet for a meeting between the presidents of the Islamic Republic and the United States.

Lawmaker Mansour Haqiqatpour made the remark in reference to the speculations about a meeting between Hassan Rouhani and Barak Obama on the sidelines of the General Debate of the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, scheduled to start on September 28.

"The US owes an apology to Iran for its numerous plots against the country," which is why meeting with the US president is now unseemly, ICANA quoted the lawmaker as commenting on Sunday.  

Haqiqatpour said the president cannot sit down with the US leader in a situation that the other side is looking forward to seeing a change in Iran's ruling system.

Pointing to the "unsolved issues" between Tehran and Washington, he said the Americans even have plans to take inappropriate measures regarding the nuclear deal reached with major powers last month.

"They have invited International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano to the US Congress," he said, adding that the move indicates that US policymakers seek to make "selected" use of the agency.

The legislator said Iran expects the US to revise its approach before any high-level talks can be arranged between the two countries.