A few days after Donald Trump said that he was ready to open talks with Iranian President, Rouhani has issued a challenge to U.S. President Donald Trump, saying that the he is ready to talk “right now.”
“I don’t have preconditions. If the US government is willing, let’s start right now,” expressed the Iranian President during his interview, a couple of hours before the US renewed sanctions on Iran. Further adding, “If there is sincerity, Iran has always welcomed dialogue and negotiations.”
The national security advisor to Trump commenting on Rouhani’s statement said, that this statement is nothing, but a propaganda. Let us see if there is any real interest shown by Iran. Further remarking, Donald Trump has always been willing to negotiate with regimes such as North Korea and Iran.
However, Rouhani said that Donald Trump is an untrustworthy individual, and even earlier he backed out of the commitments with Tehran and other international agreements. Clearly, each argument presented Donald Trump as the main target, indicating that Iran would only be interested if U.S. takes back sanctions before any possible talks could begin.
He further commented “If somebody puts a knife in its opponent or enemy’s arm and says we want to negotiate, the answer is that they must first pull out the knife and then come to the negotiation table,” adding that “these sanctions are targeting Iranian children and people.”
Trump on the other hand, has also made comments about the issue, he has clearly presented that Iran’s currency and its falling value has weakened the economy. Also, the growth prospects have become stagnant and with the Sanctions the pain will only continue to rise. Thereby, making it strong that he needs a deal that pretty much satisfies his needs.
Iranian president Rouhani though has tried his best to lessen the impact of sanctions announced by Trump Administration, stating that it U.S. and not Iran that finds itself isolated. Further remarking, “I think if in unison, if we work together, we will make America regret this action very quickly. If we work together, the world will understand and America will understand that these sanctions are not effective.”
Well, only time can unveil what happens next, but it looks certain that Iran and U.S. are not meeting anytime soon.