Iran would be open to talks with the United States if Washington apologizes for exiting a 2015 nuclear offer and compensates Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reported on Wednesday, cautioning that U.S. phone calls for conversations have been insincere.
The confrontation between arch foes Tehran and Washington has worsened considering that 2018, when U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from Iran’s 2015 nuclear offer with important powers and reimposed sanctions that have crippled Iran’s overall economy.
Iran has refused to keep any talks with the United States, which is striving to force Tehran to negotiate a new deal, except Washington lifts sanctions on Tehran and returns to the first agreement.
In a tweet in early June, Trump recurring Washington’s simply call for a new offer with Tehran aimed at placing stricter limits on Tehran’s nuclear work, curbs on its ballistic missile plan and ending its a long time of regional proxy wars.
“We have no issue with talks with the U.S., but only if Washington fulfils its obligations beneath the nuclear offer, apologizes and compensates Tehran for its withdrawal from the 2015 deal,” Rouhani explained in a televised speech.
“But we know these phone calls for talks with Tehran are just words and lies.”
In retaliation for Washington’s “highest force” policy, Iran has step by step scaled back its nuclear commitments, a procedure Tehran suggests is reversible if the European functions to the pact have out their claims to shield Iran’s economic climate from U.S. penalties.
“The Europeans have failed to fulfil their promises. They must carry out their obligations,” Rouhani said.
Rouhani also blasted a resolution by the UN nuclear watchdog handed on Friday that referred to as on Iran to quit denying the company entry to two suspected former internet sites and to co-work entirely with it.
“Iran is all set to co-work with the (International Atomic Energy Agency) IAEA less than law,” he reported.