WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former Iranian diplomat predicted a breakthrough in the next two days, while another politician said developments were heading for war if Trump was elected president for a second term.
The former Iranian diplomat Amir Mousavi on the transfer of French President Emmanuel Macron to his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, the US side requested a US-Iranian meeting on the sidelines of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
In an interview with Al Jazeera Net, he described the position of the US president on not authorizing Macron to mediate with Rouhani as "untruthful," and also quoted sources that Macron conveyed to Rohani Trump's agreement to lift sanctions and return to the nuclear agreement provided that the Iranian president goes to Washington to meet with his US counterpart at home The White House, in a complementary meeting followed the first meeting in New York, which Rouhani rejected.
"Rouhani has demanded a complete and comprehensive lifting of all US sanctions on Iran and Trump's return to the nuclear deal, before any US-Iranian meeting," he said, adding that President Rouhani's response was explicit and transparent to Trump's demand "to lift the sanctions to international television as he signed before the media when they were imposed." Against Iran. "
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Mousavi said that Iran does not refuse to hold a direct meeting between President Rouhani and his US counterpart, provided that the lifting of sanctions and return to the nuclear agreement "with the assurances of the US Congress and the international parties balanced."
He pointed out that efforts are still being made on the sidelines of the United Nations meetings by French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Omani Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi, to find a solution to the crisis between Washington and Tehran.
The Director of the Center for Strategic Studies and International Relations in Tehran revealed talks between international parties with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his assistant Abbas Araghchi in New York to find a way out of the crisis between Washington and Tehran, and expected a breakthrough in the file in the next two days.
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War on the horizon
In contrast to Mousavi, the secretary general of the Iranian Sabz party, Hussein Kanaani Moghaddam, believes that the chances of a meeting between President Rouhani and his US counterpart are virtually non-existent, attributing the European attempts to bring Iran and Washington closer together to avoid tension in the Gulf waters that would hinder the flow of oil to Old Continent.
He said in an interview with Al Jazeera Net that Trump's positions in his speech to the General Assembly of the United Nations has wiped out all hopes for a US-Iranian rapprochement at the moment, noting that "developments between Washington and Tehran are moving towards war."
The US president accused Iran of "thirst for blood," and said sanctions on Tehran would not be lifted and would be tightened as long as it continues its threatening behavior, calling on other countries to join his country to put pressure on Iran.
The Iranian politician said Washington was seeking a UN Security Council resolution along the lines of Resolution 598, which called for an immediate ceasefire between Iran and Iraq in 1987, where Iran had no choice but to accept it.
Kanaani Moqaddam predicted that the Trump administration will continue to exert maximum pressure on Iran until the US presidential elections in 2020, in parallel with its quest to fabricate crises in the region and maintain tension in the region, as a prelude to waging war on Iran if Trump wins a second term.
He said US accusations that Tehran was behind the targeting of Saudi Aramco facilities are part of the US efforts to obtain a UN and international license to conspire against Iran.
Disable the agreement
He warned at the same time that any war on Iran will not be limited to one front, but will take a regional dimension determines the resistance front capacity and momentum, and the aggressor will not be able to end, but that the war is currently excluded due to the reduction of oil production in Saudi Arabia, making the process " Milking the cow "is difficult for Trump, he said.
He said that Iran is continuing its steps to reduce its commitments in the nuclear deal because of the US exit from it and the inability of the European side to fulfill its commitments, pointing out that it is not far from Iran does not want to stay in the nuclear agreement after the expiration of the third period, and this is a likely option.
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For his part, the head of the Arab Center for Iranian Studies Mohammad Saleh Sidqian in a tweet on Twitter, that the next 48 hours is important for Iran and America, stressing that the attack on Aramco changed the equation in the region.
Contrary to what Cana'ani Mokadam believes, he believes President Trump's speech was "marked by reconciliation," citing not accusing Iran of attacking Saudi Aramco and not mentioning Gulf security and the maritime alliance, stressing that Trump "did not talk about war but talked about friendship."
In another tweet, he said that the war between Tehran and Washington is unlikely, and stressed that the US and Iranian presidents are not expected to meet based on the position of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, "Oh God, unless certain circumstances arise."