OIL BAN: Trump says he’s willing to meet with Iran’s President Rouhani

02 August, 2018, 22:14 | Author: Corey Lynch
  • President Donald Trump's comment that he's willing to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani with no preconditions shows diplomatic over-confidence a Democratic lawmaker on the House Armed Services Committee said Monday

Senior Iranian officials on Tuesday rejected US President Donald Trump's offer of talks without preconditions as worthless and "a humiliation" after he acted to re-impose sanctions on Tehran following his withdrawal from a landmark nuclear deal.

Asked at a White House news conference whether he was willing to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Trump said: "I'd meet with anybody".

"No preconditions, no. If they want to meet, I'll meet anytime they want, anytime they want", he said.

Ever since Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in May, the relations between the two countries have deteriorated, with Washington preparing to re-impose sanctions on Tehran within days.

The US has also vowed to boost sanctions until Iran changes its regional policies, including its support for regional militant groups.

"I would meet with anybody".

"Respect for the great nation of Iran, reduction in hostilities, U.S. returning to the nuclear deal..." 'Good for the country, good for them, good for us and good for the world. "If they want to meet, I'll meet".

Trump's offer comes after a provocative warning a week ago from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who said the U.S. should not "play with the lion's tail" and warned that any conflict with Iran would be the "mother of all wars".

"Trump should first make up for his withdrawal from the nuclear deal and show that he respects his predecessors' commitments and global law", added Kharrazi, a former foreign minister.

In an earlier tweet, Trump said: "Never, ever threaten the U.S. again or you will suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before".

Under the 2015 deal, the fruit of Rouhani's efforts to ease Iran's global isolation to help revive its economy, Iran curbed its shadowy nuclear program and won relief from United Nations and Western sanctions in return. "Until then, the sting of sanctions will only grow more painful if the regime does not change course".

"This relief is only possible if there are tangible, demonstrated, and sustained shifts in Tehran's policies", said Garrett Marquis, spokesman for the National Security Council.

Iranian officials reacted sceptically to the statement.

But if Trump were to pursue diplomacy with Iran's leadership, he would have to overcome deep-seated concerns among Washington's closest regional allies, such as Saudi Arabia and Israel, who are deeply skeptical about negotiating with Rouhani's government.

Trump has repeatedly shown a willingness to cast traditional diplomatic protocol aside and meet with leaders shunned by other administrations, including North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. We got our prisoners back.



Dolphin-whale hybrid spotted near Hawaii
It's been dubbed a "wholphin", although its technical name is Steno bredanensis . Researchers photographed the animal during their field work.

Trump says Koch brothers are ‘a total joke’ in GOP
The Kochs also pledged almost $400 million more in January to support Republicans in this year's midterms, CNBC reported . But they have also pushed for criminal justice reform and made large donations to the American Civil Liberties Union.

Trump Again Threatens Government Shutdown Over Border Wall
A federal judge had ordered the reunions to be completed by Thursday but hundreds of children remain separated. Trump then claimed the United States has the "dumbest" and "worst" immigration laws in the world.

Zimbabwe electoral body says vote was fair; 1st results due from 3pm
The commission said it would delay releasing any results of the presidential race until all the votes are collated. The ZEC boss once again applauded the high vote turnout in the country's first post-Robert Mugabe elections.

Trump echoes Giuliani defense: 'Collusion is not a crime'
Giuliani made headlines Monday when he gave a series of rambling TV interviews in which he stated that "collusion is not a crime". President Trump said Tuesday that "collusion is not a crime" - echoing the words of his lawyer Rudolph W.

Second-quarter GDP surges to 4.1 percent, showing strength of 'Trump economy'
In fact, out of the 32 quarters that president Obama was in office, 15 of them had an annualized growth rate north of 2%. Unlike in 2015, growth has accelerated this year, in part, because of the stimulus from Trump's deficit-funded tax cuts.

Northern California wildfire rages largely unchecked, at least 6 dead
They say the blazes are threatening more than 350 buildings. "It's completely gone.it's the craziest thing you have ever seen". The sixth victim announced Sunday was not identified, but also did not evacuate despite receiving the order, Bosenko said.

CBS’ CEO Leslie Moonves the subject of forthcoming report by Ronan Farrow
Redstone hopes that the investigation of these allegations is thorough, open and transparent", the company said. Shari Redstone is a major shareholder in both media companies, and has been seeking to combine them again.

Alaphilippe at the double as Thomas eyes Tour's crucial 17th stage
And a day after Slovakian sprint king Peter Sagan suffered injuries in a crash that nearly ended his campaign, Demare was keen to capitalise.

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are reportedly engaged and fans are crying
Nick Jonas , 25, and Priyanka Chopra, 36 met during the Met Gala in NY past year , after which they kept in touch. The two lookers only started dating in May, bringing their relationship length to a grand total of two months.