President Trump open to 'no preconditions' Iran meeting

President Trump open to 'no preconditions' Iran meeting

President Trump open to 'no preconditions' Iran meeting

"Any time the Trump administration has thrown and curveball like this to Iran, especially with regards to the nuclear deal, Rouhani has. turned to European partners. telling then that it is 'now your turn to step in and make sure the deal survives - we are doing our part, and now you must do yours, '" said Basravi.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, early on Tuesday, began establishing preconditions, saying that Iran needed to commit to "fundamental changes to how they treat their own people, reduce their malign behavior, agree that it's worthwhile to enter into a nuclear agreement that actually prevents proliferation".

"I hope it works out well with Iran".

The day before Jafari's dire warning, Iran's Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Mohammad Bagheri reportedly said that the United States should not threaten Iran because it would receive a "strong, unimaginable and regrettable" response.

Aboutalebi said Iran has been open to dialogue with the United States in the past, and pointed out that Rouhani even had a phone call with President Barack Obama in 2013.

Mr. Trump's brusque tone hasn't endeared him to Iranian officials, either. But they also made it clear they won't be able to force their companies to keep doing business with Iran, since it could break the sanction rules and, thus, cut the companies off from the USA financial system. I don't know that they're ready yet. Good for them, good for us.

Rouhani's chief of staff claimed earlier this month in Iran's state-owned newspaper that Rouhani had rejected eight requests from Trump for one-on-one talks a year ago.

Trump continued to double down on his threat to shut down the USA government if Congress does not sign off on his border security proposals, emphasizing that in addition to his long list of measures, "border security includes the wall" he has promised to build on the U.S.'s southern border.

Rouhani also held a separate meeting with Iranian ambassadors to 14 countries, including Poland, Japan, Vatican, Italy, Ireland, Slovenia, Finland, Lebanon, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Mali, Colombia, Bulgaria, and the Permanent Ambassador and Representative of Iran to the United Nations Office in Geneva.

And it's unclear whether Rouhani has any interest in meeting.

"I would certainly meet with Iran if they wanted to meet".

"If Trump had not withdrawn from the nuclear deal and not imposed [new] sanctions on Iran, there would be no problem with negotiations with America", he told state news agency IRNA.

But if Trump were to pursue diplomacy with Iran's leadership, he would have to overcome deep-seated concerns among Washington's closest regional allies, such as Saudi Arabia and Israel, who are deeply skeptical about negotiating with Rouhani's government.

Shortly before the tweet, Rouhani had addressed Trump in a speech, saying that hostile US policies could lead to "the mother of all wars". So lastly, even if they were to meet, why would Rouhani want to negotiate a new nuclear deal with the U.S. given that the Americans have turned their back on an already existing deal?

Foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi on Monday said "there is no possibility for talks", ahead of Trump's statement. The top US diplomat had released 12 demands for talks with Iran in May, following Mr. Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal.

His all-caps tweets might indicate otherwise, but Donald Trump said he'll meet with Iran 'anytime they want to'. But Iran isn't going to do this, any more, frankly, than North Korea will.

But U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on July 27 the Trump administration had not instituted a policy of regime change or collapse toward Iran. White House National Security Adviser John Bolton linked the U.S military presence in Syria to the "Iranian menace".

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