Trump, MbS Ask Pakistan's Khan to Help, Mediate with Iran

Trump, MbS Ask Pakistan's Khan to Help, Mediate with Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan said US President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had asked him to help defuse tensions with Iran.

Khan met with Trump on the sidelines of the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations on Monday. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is in New York to give an address to the 74th annual session of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.

“I immediately spoke to President Rouhani yesterday after the meeting with President Trump, but I can’t say anything right now more than this except that we’re trying and mediating,” Khan told reporters at the United Nations on Tuesday, Reuters reported.

Khan said he had been in Saudi Arabia before New York and spoken with bin Salman who also asked him to talk to Rouhani.

When asked about Khan’s remarks, Trump said Khan would like to mediate “and we have a very good relationship and there’s a chance that could happen.”

“A lot of people would like to get us to the table. We’ll see what happens but so far we have not agreed to a meeting,” Trump said on a possible meeting with Rouhani while they are both in New York this week.

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