Candidate Obama in 2008 said he would of course meet with any head of state, even the President of Iran. But what happens if they don’t want to meet with you? From the news today:
President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will not meet at the United Nations on Tuesday, senior administration officials said.
The White House had offered to have ‘an encounter’ between the two leaders on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, but Iranian officials ultimately declined.