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"If the Europeans can buy our oil or pre-buy it and we can access our cash, that will facilitate the circumstance, and we can completely implement the deal, else we will take our third step," Rouhani stated.

Iran’s Rouhani: we will never hold bilateral talks with the U.S. until it lifts all sanctions

Iran will not hold bilateral talks with the United States until it lifts all the sanctions imposed on Iran. Moreover, it can start multilateral discussions between Iran and other parties to a 2015 nuclear deal, Iran President Hassan Rouhani stated on Tuesday.

There has been no decision on holding talks with the U.S., and there have been numerous proposals for talks, yet our answer will continuously be negative,” Rouhani told an open session of parliament which was broadcasted live on state radio. 

He added, that if “America lifts all of the sanctions, then it can like before it can join multilateral talks among Tehran and parties to the 2015 agreement,” The Reuters reported.

Although U.S. President Donald Trump applied extreme pressures on Iran, yet had offered to meet its leaders and hold talks with no pre-conditions to cease of the tensions between their nations. 

According to Reuters, one month ago, Rouhani announced that Iran would not talk until the United States lifted the majority of the taxes it reimposed after it left the 2015 atomic arrangement a year ago. 

The European parties to the deal have attempted to stop the developing tensions among Iran and the United States and save the deal by protecting Iran’s economy from the sanctions. 

However, the European forces have cautioned that their help for the arrangement is reliant on Iran’s full consent to it. 

Iran has approached the Europeans to quicken their efforts, and Rouhani pressed on Tuesday that Iran would make a third stride in downsizing its atomic commitments by Thursday, unless if the Europeans stayed faithful to their obligations to restore the deal. 

“If the Europeans can buy our oil or pre-buy it and we can access our cash, that will facilitate the circumstance, and we can completely implement the deal, else we will take our third step,” Rouhani stated.

In the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six different nations, this came to under former U.S. President Barack Obama, restricted Iran’s atomic work in return for the lifting of most international taxes in 2016. 

Iran has begun to downsize its atomic commitments since May, and it will take more steps on Sept. 5, planned for tightening pressure on the European parties of the pact to ensure its monetary advantages regardless of the U.S. sanctions. 

Iranian officials have said that the following stage would be stronger and may incorporate improving uranium to 20% or restarting mothballed centrifuges, machines that sanitize uranium for use as fuel in power plants or, if very profoundly enriched in weapons. 

According to Reuters, Iran has expanded its reserve of heavy water and extended the degree of enrichment of uranium beyond the limit permitted under the agreement. 

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