"Not, when the previous huge progress that we made was thrown out …That [previous deal] was for us the litmus test of whether we can trust the United States or not," Zarif told the CNN broadcaster answering the question whether Rouhani should meet with Trump.
The Iranian foreign minister pointed out that it would depend on Trump whether Iran would be ready to sign the new deal with the United States.
He pointed out that years of foreign economic pressure made Iranian people resistant to sanctions, which under any circumstances will hurt the Iranian economy.
"US sanctions have always hurt … What it's hurting, though, is people who want to buy medicine. People who want to buy food," Zarif added.
In May, Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). In addition, Trump announced that the United States would be reinstating sanctions on Iran, previously lifted under the JCPOA in exchange for Tehran maintaining a peaceful nuclear program. This unilateral move has been opposed by other signatories of the JCPOA.