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seems the hand shake, if there is one, is on hols for now.
Iranian no-show: Rouhani skips chance to break bread at UN luncheon
President Barack Obama speaks at the U.N. Tuesday about Iran's nuclear program and recent statements made by President Hassan Rouhani.
By Erin McClam, Staff Writer, NBC News
NEW YORK — If President Barack Obama and his Iranian counterpart share a historic handshake, it won’t be over tuna tartare.
Hassan Rouhani, the newly elected Iranian leader, whose overtures have raised hopes of warmer relations with the West, was a no-show for lunch Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly.
Heads of state sat down to eat after Obama told the General Assembly earlier Tuesday that the United States and Iran could start down a “long road towards a different relationship — one based on mutual interest and respect.”
President Obama at a luncheon for heads of states at the 68th session of the General Assembly.
Obama stressed that the U.S. is determined not to let Iran have a nuclear weapon. But he suggested that two recent statements, including Rouhani’s saying that his country will never develop a nuclear weapon, represent crucial progress.
We don't negotiate with terrorists
Terrorists do not change in few months, it takes many years of good behavior to prove that they have changed the course.
Iranians for one score bad when it comes to trust and keeping up with the words.
Most distrustful cluster in the ME.
Be very careful when dealing with Iranians.
US should not let the guard down regarding nukes in the ME nations.