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21:20  14 july  2019
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Netanyahu calls Iran's enrichment move a "very, very dangerous step"

Netanyahu calls Iran's enrichment move a Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday an announced increase of uranium enrichment by Iran was an extremely dangerous move and he again called on Europe to impose punitive sanctions on Tehran. Netanyahu made the remarks after Iran said it is fully prepared to enrich uranium at any level and with any amount, in further defiance of U.S. efforts to squeeze it with sanctions and force it to renegotiate a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

The US should first drop sanctions and apologize, if it wants to sit down for negotiations, Iran ’ s President Hassan Rouhani said , after Washington stepped up “maximum pressure” on Tehran. He stated that Tehran is open to talks with Washington, but the US is simply “not ready for any dialogue”

Iran will not negotiate with the United States, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, after President Hassan Rouhani signaled talks with Washington might be possible if sanctions were lifted .

Rouhani says Iran ready to talk to U.S. if sanctions lifted© Reuters/Abdullah Dhiaa Al-deen FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a meeting with tribal leaders in Kerbala

DUBAI/PARIS (Reuters) - Iran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Sunday.

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration says it is open to negotiations with Iran on a more far-reaching agreement on nuclear and security issues.

Iran says it has passed enrichment cap set in 2015 nuclear deal

Iran says it has passed enrichment cap set in 2015 nuclear deal Iran has passed the 3.67% uranium enrichment cap set by its landmark 2015 nuclear deal and may enrich at even higher levels, the spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, Behrouz Kamalvandi, said on Monday according to the IRIB news agency. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Iran said on Sunday it would shortly boost uranium enrichment above the cap, prompting a warning from U.S. President Donald Trump, who wants the pact renegotiated, that Tehran "better be careful.

Iran could engage in talks with the U . S . if Washington lifted sanctions on Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday. Rouhani ' s remarks come amid escalating tensions in the Gulf region after Tehran abandoned some of its obligations in the 2015 nuclear deal in the wake of the U . S

President Hassan Rouhani likened the impact of the sanctions to the economic pain Iran suffered during its long war with Iraq. BEIRUT, Lebanon — When Iran ’ s president on Saturday compared the country’ s economic distress under hardening American sanctions to the miseries Iran endured during

But Iran has made any talks conditional on first being able to export as much oil as it did before the United States withdrew from the nuclear pact with world powers in May 2018.

"We have always believed in talks ... if they lift sanctions, end the imposed economic pressure and return to the deal, we are ready to hold talks with America today, right now and anywhere," Rouhani said in his Sunday speech.

Confrontations between Washington and Tehran have escalated, culminating in a plan for U.S. air strikes on Iran last month that Trump called off at the last minute.

Calling for dialogue between all parties to resume, France, Britain and Germany -- parties to the 2015 pact -- said on Sunday they were preoccupied by the escalation of tensions in the Gulf region and the risk the nuclear deal might fall apart.

US hits three top Hezbollah officials with sanctions

US hits three top Hezbollah officials with sanctions The Treasury Department sanctioned three members of Hezbollah, including two lawmakers, for assisting Iran and providing support to its forces. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Hezbollah members of the Lebanese Parliament, Amin Sherri and Muhammad Hasan Ra’d, and top Hezbollah security official Wafiq Safa have all been slapped with sanctions according to a Tuesday announcement. The move marks the first time the United States has sanctioned members of parliament.

Iran has shipped most of its nuclear fuel out of the country, destroyed the innards of a plutonium-producing reactor and mothballed more than 12 Early on Sunday, a senior United States official said , “Our detained U . S . citizens have been released and that those who wished to depart Iran have left.”

Last week Mr. Rouhani also said that Iran ’ s actions thus far were fully reversible, saying : “All our actions can be returned to the previous condition within one hour.” The diplomatic maneuverings reflected Iran ’ s efforts to pressure the Europeans to deliver more economic benefits and Washington

"We believe that the time has come to act responsibly and to look for ways to stop the escalation of tension and resume dialogue," they said in a joint statement that was released by the French president's office.

In spite of calling for talks with Iranian leaders, Trump said on Wednesday that U.S. sanctions on Iran would soon be increased "substantially".

In reaction to U.S. sanctions, which have notably targeted Iran's main foreign revenue stream in the shape of crude oil exports, Tehran announced in May that it would scale back its commitments under the deal.

Defying a warning by the European parties to the pact to continue its full compliance, Tehran has amassed more low-enriched uranium than permitted and it has started to enrich uranium above the 3.67% permitted by the agreement.

"The risks are such that it is necessary for all stakeholders to pause, and consider the possible consequences of their actions," France, Britain and Germany, who have been trying to salvage the pact by shielding Tehran's economy from sanctions, said in their statement.

Iranian clerical rulers have said that Tehran will further decrease its commitments if Europeans fail to fulfill their promises to guarantee Iran's interests under the deal.

The nuclear deal aimed to extend the amount of time it would theoretically take Iran to produce enough fissile material for an atomic bomb -- so-called breakout time -- from several months to a minimum of one year until 2025.

Iran denies ever having considered developing atomic weapons.

(Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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