September 30, 2019 16:33
News ID: 7660

(Persia Digest) – The Iranian government’s spokesperson has said: “During President Rouhani's visit to New York, we were close to a final solution, but the US administration was not ready to accept it.”

At a weekly press briefing today, Ali Rabiei said: “The Iranian president was ready to speak at the P5 + 1 table, but Donald Trump was unwilling to lift the sanctions. He intended to use sanctions as a lever of pressure.”

He added: "We were close to the final dialogue and solution, but the US administration was not ready to accept it. So the responsibility of not having a dialogue in New York rests with the United States.”

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The spokesperson for the Iranian government, however, emphasized that although Trump did not dare to do the right thing, he seems to have come close to accepting Iran's realities.

Rabiei stated: “Iran thanks the efforts of goodwill countries to steer the United States on the right path, and we are confident that in the future Trump will gain the courage to take action in New York by watching the Iranian people's resistance and seeing Iran's economic capabilities.”

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Persia Digest (PD) reports that during the Iranian President's visit to New York to attend the annual UN General Assembly, there were many speculations and attempts by some countries for the Presidents of the United States and Iran to meet and negotiate, but to no avail. Iran has said it will not negotiate until the US lifts sanctions, and the US president has said he will not lift the sanctions.

Tensions between the two countries have increased since the US unilateral withdrawal from the JCPOA nuclear dear on 8 May 2018.

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