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Rohani says he’s willing to discuss “small changes” to the nuclear agreement if the US withdraws its sanctions against Iran

September 24, 2019

NEW YORK, Sep 24 (Reuters / EP) –

Iran's President Hasan Rohani said Tuesday that he is open to discuss “small changes” or “amendments” to the 2015 nuclear agreement in case the United States withdraws its sanctions against the country.

“I would be open to discuss small changes, additions or amendments to the nuclear agreement if the sanctions are withdrawn,” he said, as reported by the Reuters news agency.

During the day, the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, has expressed his desire for progress “in the next few hours”, after having a conversation with Rohani.

“We have to return to the table (of talks) to have a frank and demanding discussion about nuclear activities, Iran's regional activities, the ballistic program, but also to have a broad stance on what sanctions are,” he explained.

For its part, a spokesman for the Government of Germany has confirmed that the chancellor of the European country, Angela Merkel, will meet separately today with Rohani and the president of the United States, Donald Trump.

Tensions between Tehran and Washington have increased since Trump removed his country from the 2015 nuclear agreement in May 2018 and reintroduced sanctions against Iran.

In response, Iran has begun this year to breach some of its commitments to the agreement and has demanded that all parties fulfill their part of the pact, while stressing that it can reverse if a solution is reached.