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Iran: Tehran ready for talks with US if sanctions removed, says Rouhani 02:01

Iran: Tehran ready for talks with US if sanctions removed, says Rouhani

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Bojnurd
July 14, 2019 at 18:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the Joint Comprehensive Plane of Action (JCPOA) during a televised speech in the city of Bojnurd on Sunday.

"We are always ready for negotiations, always and right now. You should stop your oppression, stop this aggression, stop and return from your sanctions. Return to the negotiation table, logic and justice," Rouhani said.

"Return to your commitments, and we will act on our commitments too," Rouhani added. "We are committed to our obligations, but when you do not act on your commitments, what other way remains for us? There is no other way for us."

Tensions have been escalating after Iran announced in May it was partially withdrawing from the JCPOA - also known as the Iran nuclear deal - after the US unilaterally left the deal in 2018, imposing new sanctions on Iran.

US President Donald Trump's administration has said it is open to negotiations with Iran on a more extensive deal on nuclear and security issues.

Iran: Tehran ready for talks with US if sanctions removed, says Rouhani 02:01
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the Joint Comprehensive Plane of Action (JCPOA) during a televised speech in the city of Bojnurd on Sunday.

"We are always ready for negotiations, always and right now. You should stop your oppression, stop this aggression, stop and return from your sanctions. Return to the negotiation table, logic and justice," Rouhani said.

"Return to your commitments, and we will act on our commitments too," Rouhani added. "We are committed to our obligations, but when you do not act on your commitments, what other way remains for us? There is no other way for us."

Tensions have been escalating after Iran announced in May it was partially withdrawing from the JCPOA - also known as the Iran nuclear deal - after the US unilaterally left the deal in 2018, imposing new sanctions on Iran.

US President Donald Trump's administration has said it is open to negotiations with Iran on a more extensive deal on nuclear and security issues.

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