The administration applauded Iranian voters' “courage” after Rouhani's election last month and sent a message that the United States “remains ready to engage the Iranian government directly in order to reach a diplomatic solution that will fully address the international community’s concerns about Iran’s nuclear program.”
Araqchi said sanctions are "not the solution to Iran’s nuclear issue and will not help settle this issue.”
“Lifting sanctions can help resolve the issue as it is considered a confidence-building measure,” he said. “But increasing sanctions will have no result except making the issue more complicated and more difficult to resolve.
“The Americans have gained nothing with these sanctions, and it has been proved that these sanctions will not help.”
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