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President Trump willing to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani without preconditions

President Trump willing to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani without preconditions

"I don't know if they are ready yet", Trump told a White House press conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at his side.

Under the 2015 deal, the fruit of Rouhani's efforts to ease Iran's global isolation to help revive its economy, Iran curbed its nuclear program and won relief from United Nations and Western sanctions in return.

Trump's offer of talks came only days after he effectively threatened Iran in a tweet addressed to President Hassan Rouhani and said, "You will suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before". "It was a ridiculous deal", said Trump. Some will be reimposed in August and target autos, gold and other key metals, while others will snap back in November and target the energy sector and transactions with Iran's central bank.

U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he would meet with Iran's leader without any preconditions, despite his administration's hard line with the country in general. He pointed to his recent one-on-ones with North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Russia's Vladimir Putin as examples of the benefits of such get-togethers. "How can we trust this country when it withdraws unilaterally from the nuclear deal?".

Iran is one of the world's largest oil producers, with exports worth billions of dollars each year.

"I would meet with anybody", he said, according to Reuters.

Iranian Vice-President Eshagh Jahangiri said the government and the central bank would unveil a new economic plan by the end of this week to tackle the USA sanctions and the rial's fall.

Iranian officials yesterday dismissed Trump's overture, saying instead that if Trump wants talks, he needs to rejoin the worldwide nuclear deal he unilaterally pulled out of earlier this year.

A man in Tehran looks at a newspaper with a picture of President Trump on the front page on Tuesday. In a panic to stop the damage as USA sanctions are set to be reimposed starting next week, the Central Bank of Iran announced plans to move forward with its own cryptocurrency on Monday. Iran's leaders have shown little interest in engaging with the United States, however, particularly given the Trump administration's decision to leave the nuclear accord and - in an echo of its approach to North Korea - its subsequent drive to squeeze Iran's economy.

Monday, the president told reporters that not only is he willing to meet with Iranian leaders, he's willing to meet them without any preconditions.

Israel, which opposed the nuclear deal and encouraged Trump to withdraw from it, seems not concerned with the US offer to meet Iranian leaders.

Several Iranian public figures said it was impossible to imagine negotiations with Washington after it tore up the nuclear deal in May.

"The Iranian nation has many differences with those nations that submit to domination, and will never allow its authorities to hold talks and meetings with the Great Satan", referring to the US.

Blitzer corrected Garamendi that a hypothetical meeting would likely not be with Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, but with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

The tougher US posture on Iran has fueled speculation that Trump is seeking to promote enough unrest to potentially unseat Iran's rulers. "I believe in meetings", the United States president told reporters at the White House.

"There can be no negotiations with the Americans raising the issue of talks from the position of power", he was quoted as saying on the website of the Iranian parliament, calling Trump's decision to pull out of the nuclear deal the "biggest blow to diplomacy".