Iran's president back-pedaled on possible talks with Donald Trump, saying the U.S. president must first lift sanctions imposed on Tehran.
The Trump administration issued new sanctions against Iran. This comes one year after Trump withdrew the United States from the 2015 nuclear agreement.
The Senate will move to pass a 10-year extension of existing sanctions against Iran before disbanding for the year, leaving the grittier fight over expanding the scope of punitive measures against Tehran until next year.
President Obama signed an executive order lifting economic sanctions against Iran after the IAEA and John Kerry verified Iran had complied with the nuclear agreement.