US sends messages ‘every day’ to begin negotiations: Iran

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GENEVA: The United States constantly sends messages to Iran to begin negotiations, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday in a speech broadcast on state television.

Tensions ramped up between Iran and the United States after President Donald Trump pulled out of a landmark nuclear deal with Iran in May and reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic last month.

Trump has said he would meet Iran’s leaders.

“From one side they try to pressure the people of Iran, on another side they send us messages every day through various methods that we should come and negotiate together,” Rouhani said.

Previously US President Donald Trump said that he would be open to negotiating a new nuclear accord with Iran after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outlined what he said were the Iranian violations of the 2015 nuclear deal.