“They say ‘we are ready to negotiate’. They’re saying something strange. What does ‘we’re ready to negotiate’ mean? Who left the negotiating table? Who broke the negotiating table? Who set the negotiating room on fire? It was them,” Rouhani said. “So this is a lie on top of a lie every day.”
US President Donald Trump asked Iran to make a deal with America in a tweet at the beginning of June.
Since Trump exited Iran’s nuclear deal with six other powers in 2018, Washington has reimposed sanctions to shake the country’s oil export’s as part of a policy to “maximize pressure”. The deal came after many years of tensions over Iran’s assumed efforts to create a nuclear weapon.
The United States says it aims at forcing Iran to agree to a larger deal to put harsher limits on its nuclear projects. Additionally, the broader deal aims to curb Iran’s missile program and end its proxy wars in the region.
Iran replied firmly that it would not cooperate or negotiate as long as sanctions from the US remain in place.