TEHRAN, Sept 17 (NNN-IRNA) – The Islamic republic will not negotiate with the United States over existing issues, under U.S. sanction pressures, Iran’s Government Spokesman, Ali Rabiee, said on Monday.
“Once, we negotiated (with the U.S.) under sanctions (to sign the Iranian 2015 nuclear deal), but we will no longer negotiate under sanctions anymore,” Rabiee said.
“If (the U.S. President Donald) Trump gains our confidence, and respects the Iranian nation, we will negotiate within the framework of the P5+1 group,” he said, with reference to Iran’s talks with five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany, over the former’s nuclear programme, which resulted in the clinch of a landmark Iranian nuclear deal.
Trump withdrew the U.S. from the 2015 nuclear deal, under the pretext that the deal was not comprehensive.
Subsequently, the U.S. administration launched a “maximum pressure campaign” and reinstated sanctions on Iran’s economy, mainly on Iran’s oil exports.– NNN-IRNA