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Iran sets 2 conditions for talks with US

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Chief of Staff of the President of Iran Mahmoud Vaezi has said that Washington "must build confidence and lift sanctions" imposed on the country before starting dialogue with Tehran, the New Khaleej reported yesterday.

Vaezi denied reports that a meeting was to be held between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his American counterpart Donald Trump.

"We, the Iranian government and the foreign ministry, are exploiting all efforts to lift the sanctions imposed on Tehran," Vaezi said, adding: "Holding a meeting just for a meeting does not solve the problem."

The US should correct its "mistakes" with regards imposing sanctions on Iran if it wants to resume relations with the Islamic Republic, Vaezi said.

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