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In December, Hassan Rouhani underscored that Iran is still ready to engage in negotiations regarding its nuclear programme, on the condition that the US halts its economic pressure on the Islamic Republic.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has stated that Tehran will only sit down with Washington if the US returns to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and scrap sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

“Iran will never negotiate under pressure … We will never yield to America’s pressure and we will not negotiate from a position of weakness. America’s ‘maximum pressure’ towards Iran is doomed to failure”, Rouhani told reporters in Tehran on Sunday.

He pointed out that the Iranian economy still thrives in the face of the US’ “maximum pressure” policy toward Tehran.

Rouhani also emphasised that “securing peace and stability in the sensitive region of Middle East and in the Persian Gulf is impossible without Iran’s help”.

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