Trump willing to negotiate when Iran is 'ready' for talks

Air strikes in Yemen

Iran's foreign minister quickly responded in kind on Twitter with his own message: #NeverThreatenAnIranian.

The relationship between Iran and the USA has been on the rocks ever since Trump came to power. It says they discussed regional and global issues, without providing further details.

He said Iran took this step because the U.S. had ended a programme allowing it to exchange enriched uranium to Russian Federation for unprocessed yellowcake uranium, as well as ending the sale of heavy water to Oman. In recent weeks, the U.S. has ended waivers for Iranian oil imports, announced sanctions on Tehran's non-proliferation activity associated with the 2015 nuclear deal and sent a Navy strike group and bomber into the Persian Gulf as United States officials leaked reports that claimed a heightened threat from the country, CNN reported.

Recent weeks have seen steadily mounting tension between Iran and the U.S. And while both Washington and Tehran say they don't seek war, many worry any miscalculation at this fraught moment could spiral out of control. "And that is something that the Iranians need to think about very, very carefully". "So extreme prudence is required and we believe the United States is playing a very, very unsafe game", Zarif said.

The foreign secretary acknowledged the danger the tensions posed for the wider Mideast.

Whatever we can get you in the negotiations to the deal is fine.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, under whose tenure the universally acclaimed 2015 nuclear deal was struck, said on Monday that his country welcomes diplomacy and all sorts of negotiation in principle, but will not be coerced into them by debilitating economic sanctions and military threats.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted that Trump was making "genocidal taunts".

Iran's president said the country has no choice but to resist.

He added: "Iranians have stood tall for a millennia while aggressors all gone". He ended his tweet with: "Try respect - it works!" No injuries were reported.

Moqtada al-Sadr, a populist Shia cleric, said any political party that would drag Iraq in a new war "would be the enemy of the Iraqi people".

Pompeo said in the radio interview, without further explanation, that there had been "just a hint" that Iran was moving to release imprisoned USA citizens.

Still, since he took office, the United States president has authorised a series of measures that aimed to exert "maximum pressure" on the Iranian government, including a series of harsh economic sanctions on Iran's oil and metals industries.

Saudi Arabia has blamed the pipeline attack on Iran.

The channel cited witnesses for its information.

Hundreds of rockets, mortar rounds and ballistic missiles have been fired into the kingdom by the rebels since a Saudi-led coalition declared war on the Houthis in March 2015 to support Yemen's internationally recognized government. Many religious pilgrims are now in the city amid the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said Washington has not reached out for talks with Iran and that if Tehran wants to negotiate, it will have to take the first step.

"We have no indication that anything's happened or will happened, but if it does, it will be met, obviously, with great force", Trump said.

Quoting an official at the Natanz enrichment plant, the semi-official Tasnim news service said Iran was accelerating the rate of production at which it refines uranium to 3.67% fissile purity, suitable for civilian nuclear power generation. "Never threaten the United States again!" The White House is stressing that Trump's offer to talk with the Iranians is honest and isn't a joke.



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