Trump says he'd meet with Iranians under 'right' circumstances

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  • Source: The Hill
  • 07/31/2020
President Trump said Monday he would be willing to meet with Iran under the “right” circumstances after French President Emmanuel Macron indicated he's trying to arrange a meeting.

“If the circumstances were correct or right, I would certainly agree to that,” Trump said when asked whether he would agree to a meeting with the Iranians. “But in the meantime, they have to be good players.”

Trump was speaking at a news conference alongside Macron at the conclusion of the Group of Seven (G-7) summit, which Macron hosted this year in the French resort town of Biarritz.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif flew into the G-7 meeting Sunday after receiving a previously unannounced invitation from Macron, who is seeking to cool tensions between Tehran and Washington.

Zarif met with Macron and diplomats from France, Germany and Britain. Trump did not meet with Zarif, who the Trump administration has sanctioned.
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