On Tuesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has told the United States to “take the first step” by lifting all issued sanctions against Iran, a day after the United States President Donald Trump has said that he was open to discuss issues.
President Rouhani said in statement that “the step is to retreat from sanctions. You must retreat from all illegal, unjust and wrong sanctions against the nation of Iran.”
The Iranian President continued that “the key for positive change is in the hands of Washington,” as Iran had already ruled out ever doing that concerns the United States – building of an atomic bomb.
“If honestly this is your only concern, this concern has already been removed” through a notice was issued by Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, he added.
Mr. Khamenei has said to have issued a notice against nuclear weapons in 2003 and has restated it several times since then.
“So take the first step. Without this step, this lock will not be unlocked,” said President Rouhani at an event in Tehran, which marks the beginning of construction at a housing project.
The United States has unilaterally pulled out 2015 Nuclear Deal in May 2018 and eventually reimposed biting sanctions.