Tensions between the United States and Iran escalated Thursday when Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his country would vote for the United Nations headquarters to be moved from New York City if given the chance.
& # 39; If we are ever asked, we will, of course, vote for the United Nations headquarters to be transferred to a safer and better country that does not have the narrow viewpoints we have witnessed & he said during a press conference.
Rouhani spoke of cases where Iranians were denied access to the US
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the United Nations should be moved to a & # 39; safer and better country & # 39;
This week, the Trump government has restricted senior Iranian government officials and their family members from entering the US
& # 39; For years, Iranian officials and their family members have quietly benefited from America's freedom and prosperity, including excellent education, employment, entertainment and cultural opportunities in the United States, & # 39; said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a statement.
& # 39; Under this proclamation, designated senior government officials and their families will no longer have access to the United States. Elites will no longer reap the benefits of a free society while the Iranian people suffer from corruption and mismanagement of the regime. & # 39;
Rouhani shot back and accused the US of capitalizing on its position as a host country for the United Nations.
President Hassan Rouhani demanded that Washington support his allegations that Iran was behind the attacks on the Saudi oil refinery
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a press conference. On Wednesday, he accused Washington of & # 39; international piracy & # 39; against Iran by re-establishing economic sanctions after the US withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers
& # 39; This is the house of peace and the house of communication with each other and America should not benefit from its position as a host and grant visas only to those who like America he said.
During a long press conference, Rouhani said he blamed the US for the collapse of the 2015 nuclear deal in Iran and called on the US to lift sanctions before talks can take place between the two countries.
& # 39; If these preconditions are removed from the table and then there is of course the possibility to talk to America, & # 39; said Rouhani.
Tensions between Iran and the US have been escalating for more than a year since Trump withdrew the US from the 2015 nuclear deal in Iran.
On Tuesday, President Trump said in his speech to the UN General Assembly that "No responsible government should subsidize Iran's blood lust."
He accused the leaders of Iran of nurturing the tragic wars in both Syria and Yemen. and & # 39; wasting the wealth of their country in a fanatical search for nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them & # 39 ;.
& # 39; We should never let this happen & # 39 ;, he said.
It was speculated that Trump would meet Rouhani on the sidelines of the UN summit, but the American leader returned to Washington without a meeting.
After a week of diplomacy at the United Nations, where European leaders tried in vain to organize a US-Iran meeting, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani demanded that Washington support his allegations that Iran was behind the attacks on a Saudi oil refinery.
& # 39; Those who make the allegations must provide the necessary evidence. What is your proof? & # 39; he told reporters.
The United States, France, Germany, Great Britain and Saudi Arabia have all blamed Iran to varying degrees for the brutal air strikes on the kingdom's Abqaiq plant and oil field in Khurais.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he has shared evidence that Iran has launched an attack on Saudi Arabia
State Secretary Mike Pompeo said the United States has shared evidence about the attacks at the UN General Assembly with other countries.
& # 39; I think they have now noticed how clear it is that the Islamic Republic of Iran is not willing to do the right thing and behave like a normal nation & # 39 ;, Pompeo told reporters on Thursday.
Iran used their usual method to disguise this through the use of a proxy force. They needed to know that the world would resist them, and yet they chose to do it, & he added.
Tehran has the allegations as & # 39; ridiculous & # 39; labeled. It denies responsibility, and the attacks have been claimed by the Iranian-backed Huthi rebels.
& # 39; If you have any evidence or documentation, please make them available to me, & # 39; said Rouhani.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is surrounded by security when he leaves a press conference. He urged the United States to abandon & # 39; this policy of maximum pressure & # 39; in favor of & # 39; dialogue and logic and reason & # 39 ;.
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