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Trump contradicts Iran prez, says US won't lift sanctions for talks

Iran president had claimed that US offered to lift all sacntions


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US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he arrives for the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York City. Photo: Reuters

US President Donald Trump said he had refused a request by Tehran to lift sanctions in exchange for talks, contradicting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who earlier on Friday said the United States had offered to lift restrictions to facilitate a meeting.

"Iran wanted me to lift the sanctions imposed on them in order to meet. I said, of course, NO!" Trump tweeted.

First Published: Fri, September 27 2019. 22:28 IST