president of the UNITED states, Donald Trump, says that Iran's government wants a meeting.
Thus he is increasing speculation that the two countries, which among other things has had a number of disagreements on Iran's nuclear programme, might meet at the UN's upcoming general assembly in september.
- I can tell you, that Iran would like to meet, he said Thursday to the attending journalists in front of The White House.
Trump has repeatedly expressed that he would meet with Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani, who is expected to participate at the UN general assembly in New York.
But so far, Iran has not given any positive response.
on Wednesday, Rouhani out in a crass criticism of Trumps management when he said that "americans must understand that the hostility and missiles are not working to their advantage. Both parts must be stopped".
the Relationship between the two countries have been close to freezing since may last year, when Trump withdrew the UNITED states from atomaftalen from 2015.
Atomaftalen was concluded between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN security council - the US, Russia, China, Britain and France - plus Germany.
The implies, among other things, that Iran must dismantle key parts of its nuclear programme. To return the world to phase out a number of comprehensive economic sanctions against Iran.
But since Trump pulled the UNITED states out of the agreement, he has expanded the sanctions against Iran.
Iran in turn has repeatedly broken the agreement.
Earlier in september, it was, among other things, above, that Iran has taken a number of sophisticated centrifuges used for uranium enrichment.
Some analysts now see a hope of softening of the relationship between the two countries, after Trumps former security adviser John Bolton, who was known for a particularly hard line against Iran, has gone by.