US President, Donald Trump, discussed easing sanctions on Iran to help secure a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani later this month, prompting then-National Security Advisor John Bolton to argue forcefully against such a step, according to three people familiar with the matter.

The White House has started preparations for Trump to meet with Hassan Rouhani this month in New York on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly the week of September 23, according to the people. It’s far from clear if the Iranians would agree to talks while tough American sanctions remain in place.

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