Rouhani: Iran ready to hold talks with US if sanctions lifted
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  • 11:04 15 July 2019

Rouhani: Iran ready to hold talks with US if sanctions lifted

Iran is ready to hold negotiations with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and gives up “bullying", Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

Earlier in the day, Berlin, Paris, and London called for a dialogue between all parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), saying the deal risks falling apart due to the US sanctions against Iran and Tehran’s decision to partially discontinue its obligations.

“We are always ready for negotiation. I tell you this hour and this moment to abandon bullying and lift the sanctions and return to logic and wisdom. We are ready", Rouhani said, as quoted by the Mehr news agency.

Rouhani added that Iran had shifted its approach from “strategic patience” to “reciprocal action” and would respond in kind to any of Washington’s steps related to the nuclear deal.

Faig Mahmudov

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