TEHRAN, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday that talks with the United States over the spiky issues are likely if the latter shows respect, official IRNA news agency reported.
"We favor logic and negotiations if they sit at the negotiation table with full respect and follow international regulations," Rouhani said.
"Otherwise, we will not be forced into negotiations," he was quoted as saying.
Rouhani stressed that the Iranians' resistance will frustrate the enemy.
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has called for renegotiation of the Iranian 2015 nuclear deal as well as Tehran's developing missile program and it regional role.
On Wednesday, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ruled out the possibility of negotiations with the United States over the existing mutual issues.
"We will not negotiate with the United States as it will be fruitless and a loss," Khamenei said, adding that negotiations are the "U.S. tactic to complement its pressures policy on Iran."