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Iran's Rouhani tells France's Macron: no talks with U.S. while sanctions in place

Iran's Rouhani tells France's Macron: no talks with U.S. while sanctions in place
FILE PHOTO: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani attends a meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan June 14, 2019. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS -
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(Reuters) – Iran will not negotiate with the United States while sanctions on Tehran are still enforced by Washington, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in a phone call on Wednesday, according to Iranian state media.

“From the perspective of Iran’s government, parliament and people, with the sanctions still in place, negotiations with America have no meaning,” Rouhani said, quoted by the state broadcaster IRIB.

(Reporting by Dubai newsroom, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien)

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