Rouhani tells U.S. to end ‘maximum pressure’ on Iran: TV

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during the cabinet meeting in Tehran
FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during the cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran, September 4, 2019. Official President website/Handout via REUTERS

September 11, 2019

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani urged the United States on Wednesday 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.

(Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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