Iran Softens Hard Line Against Meeting President Trump on Sanctions

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani Saturday suggested Iran may be willing to hold talks with the US if the US shows respect and followed international rules, but Tehran would not be pressured into negotiations, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

Tehran has repeatedly denounced Washington’s withdrawal from Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers as a breach of international regulations and rejected US sanctions as efforts to bully the Islamic Republic into agreeing to talks towards a new accord.

“We are for logic and talks if the other side sits respectfully at the negotiating table and follows international regulations, not if it issues an order to negotiate,” President Rouhani said.

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