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Iran’s Rouhani tells US to take ‘first step’ by lifting sanctions

AFP
Published : Aug 27, 2019, 1:29 pm IST
Updated : Aug 27, 2019, 1:29 pm IST

'You must retreat from all illegal, unjust and wrong sanctions against the nation of Iran,' Rouhani said.

Rouhani's statement came a day after US President Donald Trump said he was open to meeting. (Photo: File)
 Rouhani's statement came a day after US President Donald Trump said he was open to meeting. (Photo: File)

Tehran: President Hassan Rouhani Tuesday told the United States to “take the first step” by lifting all sanctions against Iran, a day after US President Donald Trump said he was open to meeting.

“The step is to retreat from sanctions. You must retreat from all illegal, unjust and wrong sanctions against the nation of Iran,” Rouhani said in a speech aired live on state television.

Tags: hassan rouhani, donald trump, us sanctions
Location: Iran, Teheran