Iran sees no prospect of negotiations with US: foreign ministry

(VOVWORLD) - Iran sees no prospect of negotiations with the United States, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Tuesday, a day after US President Donald Trump said a deal with Tehran on its nuclear program was possible. 

Washington withdrew last year from a 2015 international nuclear deal with Tehran, and is ratcheting up sanctions in efforts to strangle Iran’s economy by ending its international sales of crude oil. Asked about Trump’s comments, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi was quoted as saying by the semi-official Fars news agency that they currently see no prospect of negotiations with America. Mr. Trump also said that United States was not looking for regime change in Iran, adding that it is looking for no nuclear weapons.