Oil prices sank on Tuesday after President Trump and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo struck a softer tone on Iran. The market acted swiftly, selling off crude oil.
The comments come a day after Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif spoke with NBC News, where he seemed to crack open the door to negotiations of some sort. When asked what it would take to get Iran to the bargaining table, Zarif took issue with the premise of the question. “No, we are at the bargaining table. It is the United States that left the bargaining table,” he said. “And they are always welcome to return.”