FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends talks within the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Feb. 14 2019. Sergei Chirikov/File Photo
CAIRO (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani mentioned he favors talks and diplomacy however not beneath present situations, state information company IRNA mentioned late on Monday.
“Today’s situation is not suitable for talks and our choice is resistance only” IRNA quoted Rouhani as saying.
U.S. President Donald Trump mentioned earlier on Monday that Iran can be met with “great force” if it tried something towards U.S. pursuits within the Middle East, including that Tehran has been very hostile towards Washington.
Trump instructed reporters as he departed the White House for an occasion in Pennsylvania that he was prepared to have talks with Iran “when they’re ready.”
Reporting by Ali Abdelaty; Editing by Sandra Maler