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Iran rejects Trump offer of talks as 'humiliation', without value

Iran rejects Trump offer of talks as 'humiliation', without value

U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte attend a joint press conference at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on July 30, 2018. I'm ready to meet any time they want to.

President Donald Trump says he'll met with Iran "anytime they want".

"With the contemptuous statements (Trump) addressed to Iran, the idea of negotiating is inconceivable".

Bahram Ghasemi, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman, said Monday there was no possibility of dialogue, and that the USA had shown itself to be "totally unreliable".

"It seems natural that we turn down his offer with regard to bitter experiences we learned from pervious negotiations with America and its repetitive breaches of obligations", added Karrazi who was Iran's foreign minister from 1997 to 2005 under the Khatami administration. "Nategh Nouri said 'we have to contemplate" the gesture, but also cautioned 'we should not rejoice over this offer and not get excited'. "There's nothing wrong with meeting", Trump said.

He alleged that the deal did not restrict Iran's "destabilising activities" in the region enough.

Any such meeting, if ever scheduled, would surely tackle Trump's decision earlier this year to pull out of the Obama-era pact calling on Iran to scale back its nuclear program in exchange for reduced sanctions.

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Since then Iran and other signatories have been working to find a way to salvage the agreement, even as the United States has begun reimposing some sanctions on Iran. The official, who was not authorized to publicly discuss Pompeo's schedule, said there were "no plans for any engagement with Iran" at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum.

On July 22, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, another long-time hawk on Iran, spoke to a handpicked audience of Iranian-Americans at the Reagan Library in an effort to whip up support for the administration's propaganda campaign against the government of Iran.

The overture marks a significant shift in tone and comes as Trump and the Iranians have been escalating their rhetoric following Trump's May withdrawal from the landmark Iran nuclear accord. "How can Trump prove to the Iranian nation that his comments of last night reflect a true intention for negotiation and have not been expressed for populist gains?" he added.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he was ready to sit for talks with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani. Under "appropriate" conditions negotiation can be helpful, but now such talks would just bring humiliation to Iran, he said, according to IRNA.

" 'Trump may take advantage of this over-excitement, ' he said, the state-run IRNA news agency reported".

Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, who heads the parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy, suggested a USA return to the nuclear deal would be needed before Tehran could think of negotiating. But they also made it clear they won't be able to force their companies to keep doing business with Iran, since it could break the sanction rules and, thus, cut the companies off from the US financial system. "If the current capabilities of the Revolutionary Guards ... reaches the ears of the adventure-seeking president of America, he will never make this kind of mistake and will reach the understanding that an oil threat can be easily answered", Jafari said.


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