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Envoy says no plan for US to meet Iran at UN next week

Envoy says no plan for US to meet Iran at UN next week
posted onSeptember 18, 2021

US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has no plans to meet with his new Iranian counterpart next week at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations in New York.

There were Indirect talks between Iran and the United States in Vienna on reviving a 2015 nuclear deal, but Tehran’s gathering with world power stopped in June.

Iran's new Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian is due to travel to New York for the UN General Assembly.

"We have been engaged with the Iranians and in Vienna, and those discussions will continue," Thomas-Greenfield, told reporters.

"We have not made any direct plans for bilateral meetings while they are here, but that doesn't mean that we don't see value in having discussions with the Iranians because we do want to move forward on issues related to the JCPOA," she said.