Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused his US counterpart Donald Trump of trying to topple his government Tuesday as he poured cold water on the idea of resuming talks with Washington after its pullout from an international nuclear accord.
“It is ironic that the US government does not even conceal its plan for overthrowing the same government it invites to talks,” Rouhani said in a speech at the United Nations General Assembly.
“For dialogue to take place, there is no need for a photo opportunity. The two sides can listen to each other right here in this Assembly.
“I am starting the dialogue right here, and state, in unequivocal terms, that the question of international security is not a toy in American domestic politics.