Iran’s Rouhani open for Trump meeting if sanctions lifted

Al-Monitor – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has once again expressed his preparedness for talks on an internationally negotiated solution involving the United States to salvage the key achievement of his administration: the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

“As soon as the United States agrees to put aside its wrong, illegal, unjust and terrorist-style sanctions, we will have no problem to immediately sit down with the leaders of the P5+1 groups of countries,” Rouhani told a conference in Tehran Dec. 4.

Those countries are the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, China and Russia, which — following marathon talks — inked the nuclear accord with Iran back in 2015. Since May 2018, however, the deal has been on the cusp of collapse after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of it.

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