TRUMP WILL REGRET DECISION TO RE-IMPOSE SANCTIONS ON IRAN – ROUHANI
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that Iran will make the US regret its decision to re-impose sanctions on the Islamic republic, Xinhua news agency reported.
"Through unity and solidarity, the Iranians will weather away the return of sanctions. Trump will learn that these kinds of pressures did not surrender Iranians in the past and will never do so in the future."
Rouhani said that the US administration "is not trustworthy for any negotiations" after its withdrawal from the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal.
"Talks need honesty. Negotiations with sanctions don't make sense," he said in a televised speech on Monday, urging the US to prove its will to solve problems through negotiations.
He said Trump's recent call for direct talks with Iran was only aimed at creating division in the country.
On Monday, the US announced that they would re-impose sanctions on Iran's financial and industrial sectors from Tuesday.
The action would bring US sanctions on Iran to the level on par with those prior to the multilateral nuclear deal reached in 2015.
On May 8, US President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA), while the other signatories vowed to remain committed to it.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK