'The United States is not trustworthy': Iran rejects meeting with Trump

'The United States is not trustworthy': Iran rejects meeting with Trump

"I believe in meetings", Mr Trump added. "If they want to meet, I'll meet", he told reporters.

Speaking at a White House news conference on Monday, Trump said, "I would certainly meet with Iran if they wanted to meet".

Asked if he would meet with Rouhani in order to defuse tensions between the United States and Iran, Trump reportedly said: "I'll meet with anybody".

And on July 23, Trump warned Iran of serious consequences "few had ever suffered in history" if it made threats against the United States.

Blitzer corrected Garamendi that a hypothetical meeting would likely not be with Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, but with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Officials in Tehran, earlier in the day prior to the Trump-Conte joint news conference, explicitly ruled out any talks with Washington.

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman on Tuesday said Trump's offer to negotiate with Tehran contradicts his actions.

With the USA sanctions looming, the Iranian currency has been in freefall, hitting a new low Monday, at 122,000 rial to the US dollar on the thriving black market. I ended the Iran deal.

He entered a standoff with Iran after pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal and restoring sanctions.

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Since then Iran and other signatories have been working to find a way to salvage the agreement, even as the United States has begun reimposing some sanctions on Iran.

Iran and other signatories have been working to find a way to salvage the nuclear agreement, even as the USA has begun re-imposing some sanctions on Iran.

"If we don't get border security, after many, many years of talk within the United States, I would have no problem doing a shutdown", he said. The tweet followed a speech by Secretary of State Michael Pompeo labeling Iranian leaders "hypocritical holy men" and calling out many by name for alleged corruption.

Trump tempered his threatening rhetoric two days later when he said his administration stands ready for Iran to come back to the negotiating table.

"I will meet with anybody", Trump said, touting his previous two summits while bashing the coverage from the "fake news".

"I don't know what the President hopes to achieve with that meeting", he said in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room". The deal saw Tehran accept unprecedented curbs and inspections on its nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in sanctions relief.

Jafari is the same commander who said in November that Iran does not need to extend its range of missiles because the Islamic Republic already has the ability to reach far enough to strike American forces deployed in the Middle East if the nation is faced with US aggression. Iran had showed its openness to dialogue in the past, particularly with the phone call between Rouhani and Trump's predecessor Barack Obama in 2013.

There was some hope and a lot of scepticism in Iran on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump offered talks, with the country's leaders refraining from a quick response. Deputy Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Ali Motahari echoed Aboutalebi's words, saying it would be "humiliating" for Iran to hold talks with the U.S. right now.