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News ID: 5151
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 11:46 - 24 September 2014
Tehran, YJC. Rouhani spoke to a number of senior editors in New York on Tuesday before his UN General Assembly speech.

In answer to a question by the NBC reporter regarding the chances of a meeting between Iran and US leaders, the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said "There has been no arrangement for such a meeting and logically, there will be none.”

Regarding relations with Saudi Arabia he said "Our relationship with Saudi Arabia ... deserves to be warmer,”

"Saudi Arabia’s positions are getting closer and closer to us.” Speaking through an interpreter, Rouhani added that if the two nations’ differences are truly narrowing, "relations with Saudi Arabia will grow closer.”

Separately, French President Francois Hollande told Rouhani during a meeting at the U.N. headquarters that "every support” was required to find political solutions with regard to Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, the Daily Star reports.

The two presidents "exchanged views on the way to combat terrorism,” according to a statement from the French presidency issued at the end of the meeting.

The Iranian president attended the Climate Summit at UN headquarters as well on Tuesday.

Also, British Prime Minister David Cameron is to meet his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, over the next two days in New York – the first bilateral talks between the two sides at this level of seniority since the 1979 revolution.

The British media mentioned that the meeting of Hassan Rouhani and David Cameron will be a historic meeting.

According to Germany’s deputy spokesperson, German FM Steinmeier will also meet with Iran’s president in New York.

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