“We have never had any decision, at any time, for direct talks with the U.S.
“Iran has always given “negative” response to the talk offers with the U.S.
“If the U.S. lifts its sanctions against Iran, it would be possible for the U.S. to attend P5+1 talk.
“With reference to the Iranian past nuclear talks with the P5+1 group, namely, five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany,“ Rouhani said.
However, he said that the U.S. should lift sanctions against Iran as a precondition for negotiations on the thorny issues.
Meanwhile, Iranian officials stressed that for any talks with the U.S. over the issues, Washington should return to the Iranian nuclear deal, from which it withdrew in 2018, and implement its obligation under the accord.