Representatives from the US State Department and the Treasury Department swarmed out to warn of buying Iranian oil. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander, Qassem Soleimani, chimed in as well, claiming that President Trump had failed in Operation Enduring freedom and would get the same result should the USA attack Iran. They're having a hard time right now.
Iran's interior minister chimed in that Tehran did not trust Washington as a negotiating partner. They even offered to sign on to the 2002 Beirut Declaration, recognizing Israeli statehood in return for Israel's recognition of a Palestinian state.
The head of Iran's Strategic Council on Foreign Relations said Tehran saw no value in Trump's offer, made only a week after he warned Iran it risked dire consequences if it made threats against Washington.
It might be different if Iran were willing to scrap its nuclear program completely. The Europeans didn't even bother to forward it to Washington, knowing the administration would reject anything that allowed Tehran to keep even a single centrifuge. "That dialogue was based on the idea of confidence-building measures and the nuclear deal was an achievement of this effort and it must be accepted".
Iran claims Trump tried on eight occasions to meet Rouhani at the United Nations General Assembly past year. Would it be possible to rollback Tehran's centrifuges to 3,000 again?
The three major European signatories to the 2015 deal - Britain, France and Germany - have been searching for ways to salvage it, but cautioned Tehran that they may not be able to persuade many major investors not to bolt from business with Iran to avoid US punishment.
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"It's the same as North Korea", he said.
Reality is, of course, quite different. He noted his country's "bad experiences in negotiations with America" as well as "U.S. officials' violation of their commitments".
The United States has vowed to boost sanctions until Iran changes its regional policies, including its support for regional militant groups. Back then, all 20 countries that were importing Iranian crude received waivers from the sanctions, in exchange for gradually reducing the imports. Hard-line opponents of engagement with the West, in turn, have gained stature from Mr. Trump's move, which validated their argument that the US can't be trusted.
The head of USA forces in the Middle East, General Joseph Votel, clarified that the US military's job in Syria was still strictly battling Islamic State militants, which are not linked to Iran.
While Iran has lost much of its purchasing capability, Iranian exportation of non-oil related goods is in full swing as foreign buyers are able to get products on the cheap.
Asked if he would meet with Rouhani in order to defuse tensions between the U.S. and Iran, Trump reportedly said: "I'll meet with anybody".