UPDATED 8:06 AM PT — Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Iran said it will consider negotiations with the U.S. if it eases economic sanctions against the country. At a news briefing in Tehran Monday, a spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry said they would consider negotiations when statements are backed up by actions and attitude.
Abbas Mousavi said the best way for the U.S. to approach this would be a “decrease in pain and suffering of the Iranian people,” which he says has been caused by the targeted pressure by the U.S. The spokesman also warned Iran is ready to continue to push its nuclear program if things don’t change.
“If we see that special and concrete actions by the remaining members of the nuclear deal are not being taken, and at the same time economic terrorism against the Islamic Republic of Iran is continuing, we will powerfully take the second step,” stated Mousavi.
The warning comes amid reports Iran is ramping up its uranium enrichment efforts. The United Nations said it’s still unclear if Iran can produce weapons-grade nuclear fuel.