Tehran reacted to the statement by Donald trump’s readiness to negotiate with the Iranian leadership. It noted that for a start, Washington needs to return to compliance with the nuclear deal
(Photo: Iranian presidential official website / EPA)
The adviser of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Hamid Abutalebi in his Twitter said that there are conditions for direct negotiations, the leadership of the Islamic Republic. “Respect for Iran, the reduction of hostile rhetoric and a return to nuclear deal – these are the steps that could lead to negotiations between Tehran and Washington,” he wrote.
Abutalebi thus stated in the statement of trump, which he did at a press conference after a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. The head of the White house to a journalist’s question said that he was ready to meet with anyone. “If they come to meet, we will meet,” said the tramp, indicating that it is ready to talk without preconditions, reported the Globe and Mail.
Earlier, the White house pointed out that the intention of the trump to talk to Rouhani does not change the position of the American administration against Iran and will not affect the sanctions regime against Tehran.
No American President met with the leader of Iran after diplomatic relations between the two countries a year after the 1979 revolution, which was overthrown Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. In 2013, Barack Obama called Rouhani, and it was the first conversation between leaders of the two countries for more than 30 years.
After the arrival of the trump of relations between the countries deteriorated again. This contributed to the decision by the American President to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran and the announcement of the resumption of sanctions next fall.
On 23 July, Rouhani said that a military conflict between the US and Iran will be the “mother of all wars”. After that, trump warned Iran of the consequences “which few have experienced in history”. “Don’t ever threaten the United States,” he said.