In a press conference in Tehran on Sunday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told reporters that Iranian officials will not meet their US counterparts in New York on the sidelines of the upcoming UN General Assembly meeting.
“Iran has no plan for meeting with the US officials in New York,” Khatibzadeh said while announcing that “Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian will leave for New York on Monday to attend the General Assembly and he will have about 45 bilateral meetings with FMs from different continents.”
Elsewhere in his remarks he referred to a meeting with the representatives of the G4+1 (China, Russia, Britain and France plus Germany) and said “Regarding the G4+1 meeting, if the meeting could be in our direction, that is fruitful negotiation, then we will make the decision. Right now, we have not made a decision.”
He went on to say that “Having bilateral meetings with all the G4+1 foreign ministers is the thing that is important, and if there is a special agenda, it can be held collectively between Iran and the G4+1, but no decision has been made yet.”