The United States issued a visa for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to attend 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).
Tension between the U.S. and Iran has escalated with the weekend attack on oil installations in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that the attack by drones and cruise missiles on the heart of the kingdom’s oil industry was “unquestionably sponsored by Iran,” but did not directly accuse Tehran of launching the assault.
Iran, which has denied being involved, said it will retaliate “immediately” if it is targeted in response.
The U.N. has been floated as a possible place for a meeting between Trump and Rouhani, but U.S. officials and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei have said direct talks are not planned.