US President Donald Trump said he was prepared to meet his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani in the next few weeks after talks over Tehran’s nuclear program at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made a surprise appearance on the sidelines of the summit in Biarritz on Sunday at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron. Macron said that the “conditions for a meeting” between Trump and Rouhani to take place “in the next few weeks” had been created through intensive diplomacy and consultations. “If the circumstances were correct, I would certainly agree to that,” Trump said at a joint press conference with Macron. Asked by reporters if he thought the timeline proposed by his French counterpart sounded realistic, Trump replied: “It does.”