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Iran says Bolton's departure will not push Tehran to talks with US

File photo of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters Dubai Sep 11, 2019, 01.59 PM (IST)

Iran said on Wednesday the firing of John Bolton as US national security adviser will not push Tehran to reconsider talks with the United States.

"The departure of US National Security Adviser John Bolton from President Donald Trump's administration will not push Iran to reconsider talking with the US," state news agency IRNA quoted Tehran's United Nations envoy Majid Takhteravanchi as saying.

He added there was no room for talks with the United States while sanctions against Iran remain in place, IRNA said.

Meanwhile, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani urged the United States to end its policy of "maximum pressure" on his country, and said Tehran would cut its commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal further if necessary, state TV reported.

"The United States should understand that militancy has no profit and must abandon its policy of maximum pressure on Iran ... Iran's commitments to the nuclear deal is proportional to other parties and we will take further steps if necessary," Rouhani was quoted as saying.

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani urged the United States to end its policy of "maximum pressure" on his country, and said Tehran would cut its commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal further if necessary.