Trump says rejected Iran plea to lift sanctions

WASHINGTON, President Donald Trump said he had rejected a request by Iran’s President Hasan Rouhani to end or partially lift US sanctions after refusing to meet the leader at United Nations talks earlier this week.

“They (Iran) were trying to set up a meeting but he (President Rouhani) wanted sanctions lifted and I said, ‘you must be kidding’,” Trump told reporters.

“I didn’t speak to him personally, but our sides talked. He wanted sanctions lifted or partially lifted, and I said no,” he added.

Source: Kuwait News Agency