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Iran president says US offered to remove sanctions in exchange for talks

Rouhani, speaking on his return from the United Nations General Assembly in New York, said he met there with U.S. officials at the insistence of Germany, Britain and France

Iran President Hassan Rouhani. (Photo: AP/PTI)
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Iran President Hassan Rouhani. (Photo: AP/PTI)

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The United States offered to remove all sanctions on Iran in exchange for talks but Tehran has not yet accepted the offer due to the current "toxic atmosphere", Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday.

Rouhani, speaking on his return from the United Nations General Assembly in New York, said he met there with US
officials at the insistence of Germany, Britain and France.

"It was up for debate what sanctions will be lifted and they (the United States) had said clearly that we will lift all sanctions," Rouhani said, according to his official website.

Iran was ready for negotiations but

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First Published: Sep 27 2019 | 10:16 PM IST

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