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However, Mr. Rouhani rejected a White House invitation for a brief meeting with Mr. Obama on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York. The Obama administration later claimed that Iranian officials thought it was “too complicated” to be seen meeting with the U.S. and that the conversation, no matter how short, would have posed political problems for Mr. Rouhani in Iran.

Mr. Rouhani and Mr. Zarif have insisted that a final resolution of the nuclear issue will have to include the lifting of all U.S. and European sanctions against Iran.

This article is based in part on wire service reports.

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Guy Taylor

Guy Taylor

Guy Taylor is the National Security Team Leader at The Washington Times, overseeing the paper’s State Department, Pentagon and intelligence community coverage. He’s also a frequent guest on The McLaughlin Group and C-SPAN.

His series on political, economic and security developments in Mexico won a 2012 Virginia Press Association award.

Prior to rejoining The Times in 2011, his work was ...

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