Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez, 27, was charged in connection with the attack Sunday on the Virginia-based fishing vessel Captain Billy Haver while it was underway about 55 miles off Nantucket.
"China might prefer to wait out the current U.S. administration, rather than embarking on potentially futile negotiations," said one analyst.
The actor carries the distinction of being the first celebrity to go on trial and the first to be convicted in the #MeToo era.
Rouhani said Iran plans to stay in the nuclear deal — for now — despite U.S. withdrawal and sanctions.
FBI and local authorities were told that the boy has autism and is nonverbal.