Iran declared on Monday that its president, Hassan Rouhani, would refuse to meet with President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the upcoming UN General Assembly. Tehran’s announcement came after Iranian proxies allegedly attacked a major Saudi oil facility over the weekend, and after months of vows from Iranian leaders that they would never renegotiatewith the U.S. after President Trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear accord last year.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s 12 points are still the official American policy. Engagement with Iran is not worth it until the regime shows that it is serious about implementing them.
Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Professor Jacob Nagel, a former head of Israel’s National Security Council and a former acting national security adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is a visiting professor at the Technion and a visiting fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (@FDD).