Iran says US should end sanctions before any meeting

Amman, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged the United States to “take the first step” by lifting all sanctions against Tehran, a day after US President Donald Trump said he was open to talks.

Trump said on Monday he was ready to meet with his Iranian counterpart within weeks.

“The first step is to retreat from sanctions. You must retreat from all illegal, unjust and wrong sanctions against the nation of Iran,” Rouhani said in a speech aired live on state television, according to the Fars News agency

“We will continue to scale back our commitments under the 2015 deal if our interests are not guaranteed,” he added.

Source: Jordan News Agency