Iran advisor says U.S. talks must include return to…

Iran advisor says U.S. talks must include return to…

Donald Trump has said he would "certainly meet" Iranian President Hassan Rouhani without preconditions, if he was willing.

"No preconditions", Trump said at a news conference in Washington, in reference to a meeting with Iranian leaders.

"No preconditions, no. If they want to meet, I'll meet anytime they want, anytime they want", he said.

Trump would have to first take back the U.S. withdrawal from the internationally-backed deal with Iran on its nuclear weapons programme and also would have to suspend new sanctions against Tehran before any talks, Hamid Abutalebi, an adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rowhani, said on Twitter.

"The United States is prepared to take actions to end sanctions, reestablish full diplomatic and commercial relations, permit Iran to have advanced technology and support the reintegration of the Iranian economy into the global economic system", Marquis said.

"I'll meet with anybody", he said. "How can we trust this country when it withdraws unilaterally from the nuclear deal?"

He says he wants a new deal that goes beyond limiting Iran's nuclear programme and includes curbs to its regional behaviour and missile programme.

It's unclear whether Rouhani has any interest in meeting with Trump.

That dialogue was "based on the idea of confidence-building measures and the nuclear deal was an achievement of this effort and it must be accepted", wrote Aboutalebi.

The 2015 agreement came in response to fears that Iran was developing a nuclear bomb.

In an earlier tweet, Trump said: "Never, ever threaten the USA again or you will suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before". "Until then, the sting of sanctions will only grow more painful if the regime does not change course".

"However, this relief is only possible if there are tangible, demonstrated and sustained shifts in Tehran's policies".

In spite of fierce verbal exchanges between Tehran and Washington in the recent weeks, Iranian authorities have kept the door to diplomacy open.

"Based on our bad experiences in negotiations with America and based on USA officials' violation of their commitments, it is natural that we see no value in his proposal", Kamal Kharrazi was quoted as saying by the semi-official Fars news agency.

But if Trump were to pursue diplomacy with Iran's leadership, he would have to overcome deep-seated concerns among Washington's closest regional allies, such as Saudi Arabia and Israel, who are deeply skeptical about negotiating with Rouhani's government. "So many things have happened so positive", Trump said.

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