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Ahead of UN address, Iran’s Raisi says ‘no trust’ in US on nuclear talks

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi has said he would not meet with US President Joe Biden in New York this week.
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NEW YORK — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi dismissed the possibility of a meeting with US President Joe Biden during this week’s UN General Assembly summit, where the Iranian leader will address the gathering of world leaders under a cloud of US sanctions and violent protests in Iran. 

Raisi takes the podium in New York this week as indirect negotiations between Washington and Tehran aimed at reviving the landmark nuclear deal are stalled, with a deal not expected before the November midterm elections in the United States.

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