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Iran ready to hold talks with US if it stops bullying and lift sanctions: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Leader of France, Germany and Britain, European signatories of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement said on Sunday that they were "extremely concerned" about the escalating tension in the Gulf region, which they said is likely to put the accord at risk unless the concerned parties join the same table of talks. 

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Tehran Published on: July 15, 2019 10:21 IST
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Iran ready to hold talks with US if it stops bullying and lift sanctions: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani 

Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran has said that his country was ready to hold talks with the US if Washington lift sanctions imposed on Tehran. 

Rouhani said, "We are always ready for negotiation. I tell you this hour and this moment to abandon bullying and lift the sanctions and return to logic and wisdom. We are ready." 

Leader of France, Germany and Britain, European signatories of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement said on Sunday that they were "extremely concerned" about the escalating tension in the Gulf region, which they said is likely to put the accord at risk unless the concerned parties join the same table of talks. 

Washington unilaterally abandoned the Iran nuclear deal and restarted imposing sanctions on Iran in May 2018. 

On May 8, Iran stopped implementing some of its commitments under the deal and set a 60-day deadline for the Europeans to help Tehran reap the economic benefits of the deal.

On July 7, as the deadline expired, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi announced that Tehran was ready to begin enriching uranium beyond the 3.67 per cent level set in the Iran nuclear deal, adding that Tehran would go on gradually abandoning its nuclear commitments every 60 days. 

On July 8, Iran announced that it had raised the concentration of its enriched uranium to 4.5 per cent from 3.67 purity. 

Following Tehran's announcement, US Vice President Mike Pence, along with other senior administration officials, vowed to continue to pile up economic pressure on Iran. 

(With inputs from IANS)

 
 

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