"Iran ready to hold talks with U.S. if..."
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Tehran is ready to hold negotiations with Washington, if the United States lifts sanctions and gives up “bullying"
"We are always ready for negotiation. I tell you this hour and this moment to abandon bullying and lift the sanctions and return to logic and wisdom. We are ready," the Mehr news agency cited Rouhani as saying.
Rouhani added that Iran had shifted its approach from "strategic patience" to "reciprocal action" and would respond in kind to any of Washington’s steps related to the nuclear deal.