OREANDA-NEWS. An online summit on Iranian issues proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin is unlikely to be effective: the problem is in the United States, since President Donald Trump is not ready to attend the event. This was announced on August 18 by the official representative of the Iranian government, Ali Rabei.

“We understand the good intentions of Mr. Putin to reduce tensions, but one way or another we doubt that such a meeting will be effective in the absence of sincerity on the part of the American government,” Rabei said. In his opinion, Trump refused to participate in the summit, since he realizes that he would be isolated.

A day before, the United States rejected Putin’s initiative on an online summit of the permanent members of the UN Security Council (Big Five, including the USA, Russia, China, Great Britain and France) with the participation of Germany and Iran. Trump said he would not like to hold this meeting before the presidential elections in the USA.

China, France and Germany previously welcomed the proposal.