Trump refuses to lift sanctions as precondition for talks with Iran

Trump refuses to lift sanctions as precondition for talks with Iran
# 04 September 2019 21:43 (UTC +04:00)

US President Donald Trump has discarded Tehran's preconditions for negotiations between the two countries, which included the lifting of all American sanctions from the Islamic Republic. At the same time, the US president has not ruled out meeting his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, adding that "anything is possible", APA reports citing Sputnik International.

Trump also stated that the US is working with Iran directly, but thanked French President Emmanuel Macron for his mediation attempts that he made ahead of the recent G7 summit. The US president also reaffirmed his commitment to reaching a new deal with Tehran instead of seeking regime change there.

Earlier in the day, Tehran promised to reveal new steps aimed at reducing its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal as the EU has so far failed to resolve the issue of the country's falling oil profits due to American sanctions.

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