Iranian President Meets With French President at UN, Not Obama

So much for that


Iran's new president met with the French leader Tuesday on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, but not with U.S. President Barack Obama, as Western nations explored whether conciliatory talk from the Middle Eastern leader offers a way out of the impasse over Iran's nuclear program.

Anticipation of any brief but historic encounter between President Hasan Rouhani and Obama during the global meeting faded as U.S. senior officials said a meeting proved to be too complicated for the Iranians. The officials insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the decision publicly.