Trump says not looking to meet Iran's Rouhani at United Nations meeting

Japan may offer medical aid to Tehran when Abe meets Iranian president in New York

No Rouhani-Trump meet on UN sidelines

Tokyo believes medical assistance for Iran would not breach us sanctions against the Middle Eastern country given that humanitarian supplies are exempted from its sanctions list, they said.

In a national security meeting on Monday, U.S. military leaders provided President Donald Trump with a menu of possible actions against Iran.

Trump and Rouhani are both expected to attend the United Nations General Assembly next week.

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Pence announced that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on his way to Saudi Arabia to "discuss our response".

"I don't think I need to, but I'm willing to do it".

Abe is expected to offer assistance such as training for medical professionals during his meeting with Rouhani in NY, following requests for such support from the Iranian side, the sources said. He said he did not want to kill what generals told him could be up to 150 people.

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"I'm not looking to get into new conflict, but sometimes you have to", he said.

Iranian officials have reiterated their refusal to a meeting and any possible dialogues with the U.S. while Tehran is still under strict United States sanctions, which Trump re-imposed post withdrawing from 2015 landmark worldwide Iranian nuclear accord, inked between Tehran and world powers to curb Iran's nuclear programme in exchange of sanctions relief.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the USA adopted a policy of "maximum pressure" on Iran because it believes it can not bring the Islamic republic to its knees through other means.

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Meanwhile, Britain and Germany on Tuesday urged the global community to forge a "collective response" to the attacks.

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