Iran’s Zarif Surprises White House At G-7 Summit | NBC Nightly News

Iran’s Zarif Surprises White House At G-7 Summit | NBC Nightly News


DIDN’T GET IT. IT’S BEEN THE MIXED MESSAGE ON CHINA UNTIL IT’S BEEN THE MIXED MESSAGE ON CHINA UNTIL THE UNEXPECTED VISITOR MESSAGE ON CHINA UNTIL THE UNEXPECTED VISITOR UPENDED THE THE UNEXPECTED VISITOR UPENDED THE CONVERSATION. UPENDED THE CONVERSATION. A STUNNING SUMMIT CONVERSATION. A STUNNING SUMMIT TWIST TONIGHT WITH THE A STUNNING SUMMIT TWIST TONIGHT WITH THE IRANIAN FOREIGN TWIST TONIGHT WITH THE IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER LANDING LAST IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER LANDING LAST MINUTE FOR TALKS MINISTER LANDING LAST MINUTE FOR TALKS NEARBY WITH THE MINUTE FOR TALKS NEARBY WITH THE FRENCH, BUT NOT THE NEARBY WITH THE FRENCH, BUT NOT THE U.S. FRENCH, BUT NOT THE U.S.>>NO COMMENT. U.S.>>NO COMMENT.>>Reporter: IT’S A>>NO COMMENT.>>Reporter: IT’S A RISKY MOVE BY THE>>Reporter: IT’S A RISKY MOVE BY THE FRENCH PRESIDENT, RISKY MOVE BY THE FRENCH PRESIDENT, HOPING TO SHOW FRENCH PRESIDENT, HOPING TO SHOW PROGRESS ON HIS HOPING TO SHOW PROGRESS ON HIS EFFORTS TO RATCHET PROGRESS ON HIS EFFORTS TO RATCHET DOWN TENSIONS IN THE EFFORTS TO RATCHET DOWN TENSIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST. DOWN TENSIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST. BUT NBC NEWS HAS MIDDLE EAST. BUT NBC NEWS HAS LEARNED SOME BUT NBC NEWS HAS LEARNED SOME ADMINISTRATION LEARNED SOME ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS WERE FURIOUS ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS WERE FURIOUS AT THE FRENCH OFFICIALS WERE FURIOUS AT THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT’S DECISION AT THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT’S DECISION TO INVITE THE IRANIANS GOVERNMENT’S DECISION TO INVITE THE IRANIANS WITHOUT MORE NOTICE, TO INVITE THE IRANIANS WITHOUT MORE NOTICE, ACCORDING TO MULTIPAP WITHOUT MORE NOTICE, ACCORDING TO MULTIPAP SOURCES. ACCORDING TO MULTIPAP SOURCES. THE FOREIGN MINISTER SOURCES. THE FOREIGN MINISTER WAS SANCTIONED THE FOREIGN MINISTER WAS SANCTIONED RECENTLY BY THE UNITED WAS SANCTIONED RECENTLY BY THE UNITED STATES. RECENTLY BY THE UNITED STATES. A YEAR LATER AFTER THE STATES. A YEAR LATER AFTER THE PRESIDENT PULLED OUT A YEAR LATER AFTER THE PRESIDENT PULLED OUT OF THE NUCLEAR DEAL. PRESIDENT PULLED OUT OF THE NUCLEAR DEAL. WOULD YOU HAVE A OF THE NUCLEAR DEAL. WOULD YOU HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH HIM? WOULD YOU HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH HIM? SHOULD HE BE HERE? CONVERSATION WITH HIM? SHOULD HE BE HERE?>>THE PRESIDENT HAS SHOULD HE BE HERE?>>THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID BEFORE THAT TO>>THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID BEFORE THAT TO THE EXTEND IRAN WANTS SAID BEFORE THAT TO THE EXTEND IRAN WANTS TO SIT DOWN AND THE EXTEND IRAN WANTS TO SIT DOWN AND NEGOTIATE, HE WOULD TO SIT DOWN AND NEGOTIATE, HE WOULD NOT SET PRECONDITIONS NEGOTIATE, HE WOULD NOT SET PRECONDITIONS TO THOSE NEGOTIATIONS. NOT SET PRECONDITIONS TO THOSE NEGOTIATIONS.>>Reporter: THE TO THOSE NEGOTIATIONS.>>Reporter: THE IRANIAN>>Reporter: THE IRANIAN IRANIAN’S VISIT SEEMED IRANIAN IRANIAN’S VISIT SEEMED TO OVERSHADOW A G 2K7 IRANIAN’S VISIT SEEMED TO OVERSHADOW A G 2K7 7 SUMMIT THAT SEEMED TO OVERSHADOW A G 2K7 7 SUMMIT THAT SEEMED TO BE DIVIDED ON IT 7 SUMMIT THAT SEEMED TO BE DIVIDED ON IT TRADE. TO BE DIVIDED ON IT TRADE. THE PRESIDENT SEEMING TRADE. THE PRESIDENT SEEMING TO SOFTEN HIS STANCE THE PRESIDENT SEEMING TO SOFTEN HIS STANCE INITIALLY TO SOFTEN HIS STANCE INITIALLY [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] INITIALLY [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ]>>YEAH. [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ]>>YEAH.>>Reporter: DO YOU>>YEAH.>>Reporter: DO YOU HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS>>Reporter: DO YOU HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS AT ESCALATING THE WAR? HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS AT ESCALATING THE WAR?>>I HAVE SECOND AT ESCALATING THE WAR?>>I HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT>>I HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT EVERYTHING. THOUGHTS ABOUT EVERYTHING.>>Reporter: HOURS EVERYTHING.>>Reporter: HOURS LATER, WHITE HOUSE>>Reporter: HOURS LATER, WHITE HOUSE MINNEAPOLISLASH AS HIS LATER, WHITE HOUSE MINNEAPOLISLASH AS HIS AIDES INSISTED THE MINNEAPOLISLASH AS HIS AIDES INSISTED THE COMMENTS WERE AIDES INSISTED THE COMMENTS WERE INTERPRETED, ADDING COMMENTS WERE INTERPRETED, ADDING THAT THE ONLY REGRET, INTERPRETED, ADDING THAT THE ONLY REGRET, IF HE HAD ANY, WAS NOT THAT THE ONLY REGRET, IF HE HAD ANY, WAS NOT MAKING THE TARIFFS IF HE HAD ANY, WAS NOT MAKING THE TARIFFS TOUGHER IN THE FIRST MAKING THE TARIFFS TOUGHER IN THE FIRST PLACE. TOUGHER IN THE FIRST PLACE.>>>HAVE YOU HAD THINK PLACE.>>>HAVE YOU HAD THINK DISCUSSION ABOUT THE>>>HAVE YOU HAD THINK DISCUSSION ABOUT THE DISAGREEMENTS. DISCUSSION ABOUT THE DISAGREEMENTS.>>Reporter: ALLYING DISAGREEMENTS.>>Reporter: ALLYING DON’T SEEM TO WANT TO>>Reporter: ALLYING DON’T SEEM TO WANT TO ANTAGONIZE THE DON’T SEEM TO WANT TO ANTAGONIZE THE PRESIDENT, SO WHEN ANTAGONIZE THE PRESIDENT, SO WHEN THERE’S BEEN PUSHBACK, PRESIDENT, SO WHEN THERE’S BEEN PUSHBACK, IT’S BEEN DELIVERED THERE’S BEEN PUSHBACK, IT’S BEEN DELIVERED VERY GENTLY. IT’S BEEN DELIVERED VERY GENTLY. THAT SAID, ON THE VERY GENTLY. THAT SAID, ON THE PRIVATE CLOSED-DOOR THAT SAID, ON THE PRIVATE CLOSED-DOOR CONVERSATIONS ON PRIVATE CLOSED-DOOR CONVERSATIONS ON WHETHER OR NOT TO CONVERSATIONS ON WHETHER OR NOT TO RIYADH MITT RUSSIA TO WHETHER OR NOT TO RIYADH MITT RUSSIA TO THE G7, THOUGH MAY RIYADH MITT RUSSIA TO THE G7, THOUGH MAY HAVE BEEN GOTTEN MORE THE G7, THOUGH MAY HAVE BEEN GOTTEN MORE FEISTY, WITH THE

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