Trump: Iran wanted me to lift sanctions and I said no

US president Donald Trump denied on Friday that the US has agreed to lift sanctions in exchange for opening negotiations on a new agreement between the sides.

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September 28, 2019 11:24
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Trump and Rouhani

U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R). (photo credit: REUTERS)

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday that the United States offered to drop all sanctions on Iran in exchange for new talks, Reuters reported. Later, Rouhani claimed that he was the one that turned down the United States' offer.

US president Donald Trump denied that the US has agreed to lift sanctions in exchange for opening negotiations on a new agreement between the sides.




"Iran wanted me to lift the sanctions imposed on them in order to meet. I said, of course, NO!" the president tweeted.
He responded to the claim earlier today that European leaders told him that the US "would lift all sanctions" to enter negotiations with Iran.

“Americans had propagandized about being ready for negotiation, and that it is Iran who is stubborn," Rouhani said, according to his official website. "They had sent messages to almost all European and non-European leaders that they wanted one-to-one negotiations between the two presidents. But we had rejected it, saying that negotiations had to be done in the framework of P5+1, and they accepted.”

He added that three European leaders, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron, "all insisted for the meeting to be held, saying that the US would lift all sanctions."

“But the problem here is that under sanctions and maximum pressure," he continued, "even if we want to negotiate with the Americans within the framework of P5+1, nobody can predict about the end and upshot of the negotiation.”






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