Trump says he's willing to meet Iran's leader without preconditions

Trump says he's ready to meet Iran’s Rouhani ‘any time’ & with ‘no preconditions

"I don't know if they are ready yet", Trump told a White House press conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at his side.

Under the 2015 deal, the fruit of Rouhani's efforts to ease Iran's worldwide isolation to help revive its economy, Iran curbed its shadowy nuclear programme and won relief from United Nations and Western sanctions in return. "It was a ridiculous deal", Trump said.

Trump said on Monday that he was willing to meet "any time" with Iran's leaders without preconditions.

Trump drew a comparison with his diplomacy toward North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who Trump met in a June 12 summit with the aim of convincing Pyongyang to give up its nuclear arsenal, a decades-long objective that has eluded several US presidents. He recently took to Twitter to warn the country's leader not to threaten the USA, promising severe consequences in future.

Washington is preparing to re-impose sanctions on Tehran within days - despite objections from the UK, France, China, Russia and Germany, which also signed the 2015 agreement.

"No preconditions. They want to meet, I'll meet, any time they want, any time they want".

At the conclusion of the news conference, Trump twice said that he will not lift sanctions imposed against Russian Federation in response to the Kremlin's interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

"Trump understands that he does not have the capacity to wage war with Iran, but due to historic mistrust, diplomatic ties have been destroyed", said Falahatpisheh, adding that this left no choice but to work towards reducing tensions. Former President Barack Obama was heavily criticized by conservatives when he said he'd hold talks with Iran without prior conditions or stipulations. Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency quoted political adviser Hamid Aboutalebi as saying that for talks to happen, the US needs to rejoin the deal.

In his first public remarks after the comment, Rouhani did not mention Trump at all, but instead stressed the need for the other nations involved in the nuclear deal to forge ahead with their pledges to try to salvage it.

Mr Trump tweeted Iran would "suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before" if it threatened the US.

Trump stating he has no preconditions for talks with Iran seems to put him at odds with Pompeo and potentially other top advisers.

Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency quoted Rouhani's political adviser Hamid Aboutalebi as saying that for talks to happen, the U.S. needs to rejoin the deal.

Iran reacted skeptically Tuesday to US President Donald Trump saying that he's willing to negotiate with his Iranian counterpart "anytime", with the head of the Revolutionary Guards dismissing the idea outright.

Jafari is the same commander who said in November that Iran does not need to extend its range of missiles because the Islamic Republic already has the ability to reach far enough to strike American forces deployed in the Middle East if the nation is faced with US aggression.

For now, this is also the official line, with supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei saying earlier this month that talking to Trump would be "useless". "It would be a humiliation", Motahari said, according to the conservative Fars News.

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