Rouhani rules out talks till U.S. acts ‘normal’

Iran’s President on Monday ruled out negotiations with Washington until it acts “normal”, after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. is ready to talk to Tehran without preconditions.

“The party that has left the negotiating table, the party that has trampled the pact must return to a normal” behaviour, Hassan Rouhani said. “If the enemy truly realises that the path it took was wrong, that will be the day to sit at the negotiation table and fix any issue,” he added.

On Saturday, Mr. Rouhani had insisted that Iran would not be “bullied” into talks with the United States, saying “total respect” was needed for negotiations to take place.


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