Iran's Zarif rules out meeting with U.S. officials

Javad Zarif took to Twitter to condemn the new sanctions in a chilling threat

He said there were also no plans for a meeting with United States officials on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in NY next month, which both Iranian President Hassan Rohani and his USA counterpart Donald Trump are due to attend.

Iranian foreign minister's remarks came after days of Trump had effectively threatened Iran in a tweet addressed to President Hassan Rouhani and said, "You will suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before".

Asked whether a message from the United States was to be delivered to Iran by Omani officials, Zarif said: "There is no such message", Tasnim reported. "If they want to meet, I'll meet".

On Friday, Majid Takht-e Ravanchi, a member of the Iranian presidency's political bureau, told ISNA news agency that he doesn't see "any reason" for talks between Trump and Rouhani at the 73rd UN General Assembly meeting next month. "Americans are not honest and their addiction to sanctions does not allow any negotiation to take place", Mr Zarif said.

Zarif's remarks came a day Trump ramped up his attack on Turkey by doubling US tariffs on Turkish aluminum and steel imports to 20 percent and 50 percent, respectively.

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"The US has to rehabilitate its addiction to sanctions (and) bullying or entire world will unite - beyond verbal condemnations - to force it to", he warned.

"What expectations could you have from a person who pulls out from global engagement and now says let's hold talks", he noted.

The US reimposed harsh sanctions on Iran on Tuesday following its May withdrawal from a landmark 2015 nuclear agreement, dealing a heavy blow to the already troubled economy.

Turkey came in sixth place among the countries the US imported steel from past year, while Turkish steel's share was 7 percent of total USA steel imports.

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