Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that his country will enter discussions with the United States if it returns to the 2015 nuclear deal.

“Washington’s maximum pressure policy on Iran has failed 100 percent. … If Washington wants an agreement with us, then they should apologize for exiting the deal and return to it,” he said in a televised news conference.

Tensions between the United States and Iran have exponentially increased since the Trump administration withdrew in May 2018 from the 2015 nuclear accord and reimposed sanctions lifted under it, along with enacting new penalties against the regime.

U.S. President Donald Trump has said that if re-elected in November, he would get a deal with Iran “within four weeks.”

His Democratic opponent, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, has said that the United States would re-enter the 2015 agreement if and when Iran returns to complying with it.

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