Iran Is Ready for Talks if U.S. Apologises Over Nuclear Pact, Says Rohani

In a tweet in early June, U.S. President Donald Trump urged Iran to make a deal with America

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Iranian President Hassan Rohani speaks during a meeting, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Tehran, Iran, April 5, 2020.
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Iran would be open to talks with the United States if Washington apologises for exiting a 2015 nuclear deal and compensates Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday.

U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the pact between Iran and six world powers in 2018 and reimposed sanctions - saying the agreement did not do enough to contain Tehran's missile program and regional influence.

"We have no problem with talks with the U.S., but only if Washington fulfils its obligations under the nuclear deal, apologies and compensates Tehran for its withdrawal from the 2015 deal," Rouhani said in a televised speech.

"But we know these calls for talks with Tehran are just words and lies," he added

In a tweet in early June, U.S. President Donald Trump urged Iran to make a deal with America.

Since 2018, when Trump exited Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with six powers, Washington has reimposed sanctions to throttle Iran's oil exports as part of a "maximum pressure" policy. The United States says its aim is to force Tehran to agree a broader deal that puts stricter limits on its nuclear work, curbs its ballistic missile program and ends its regional proxy wars.

Iran has long said it will not negotiate as long as sanctions remain in place.

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