A top Iranian official claimed Iran rejected eight requests to meet with US President Donald Trump last year, The Hill reported.
The meeting requests, which would have brought Trump together with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, reportedly came during the United Nations General Assembly in 2017, the New York Times reported.
"Trump asked the Iranian delegation eight times to have a meeting with the president," Rouhani’s chief of staff, Mahmoud Vaezi, said.
Though Iranian officials have previously said Trump tried to meet with Rouhani during the General Assembly, they have not revealed the number of times Iran rebuffed the U.S. president.
Trump in May withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, which limited Tehran's nuclear ability in exchange for lifting international oil and financial sanctions. America's departure left Iran vulnerable to reinstated sanctions.