Both U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday they have no plans to meet at the U.N. General Assembly, refuting speculation that a summit meeting between the two might occur.
That damage is considerable indeed, as a glance at this amazing chart of the drop in Iranian crude oil production reveals:
Iran crude oil production over past 12 months > pic.twitter.com/NWZNjtw1dj — Henry Rome (@hrome2) September 25, 2018
Tensions between the U.S. and European nations over Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal could boil over at the General Assembly.
In his speech to the U.N. General Assembly, President Trump said he would not meet with Iran until even tougher U.S. sanctions persuade its leaders to change their attitude.
Despite requests, I have no plans to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Maybe someday in the future. I am sure he is an absolutely lovely man!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2018