But before that, the last time a sitting USA president actually met with an Iranian leader was before the revolution when Jimmy Carter met with the Shah of Iran. If they want to survive, their choice is clear - meet the "great Satan".
Pompeo calls the Iranian leadership "bad actors" and says President Donald Trump is intent on getting them to "behave like a normal country".
The timing of the cryptocurrency's introduction couldn't be more important, as the aggressive moves by the Trump administration are already putting a tight squeeze on Iran's suffering economy.
President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of an agreement to lift sanctions in return for Iran curbing its nuclear programme caused a run on the rial as companies and savers bought hard currency to protect themselves from the looming economic sanctions.
After months of fierce rhetoric, Trump surprised observers last week when he offered to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani "any time" - and without preconditions.
The U.S. walked out of the 2015 nuclear deal in May and is bringing back "maximum pressure" sanctions for most sectors on August 6, and the energy sector on November 4.
He was responding to a July 22 warning from Rouhani that the USA should not "play with the lion's tail" and warned that any conflict with Iran would be the "mother of all wars". "They've got to behave like a normal country".
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MP Khoshroudi said the USA, by offering to hold talks with Iran, is seeking to make up for its lost credit.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that renewed USA sanctions on Iran will be rigorously enforced and remain in place until the Iranian government radically changes course.
Even the temptation of President Trump's offer of unconditional negotiations with Tehran was officially left unanswered, as the two major factions in the regime struggle for power.
The exercise could shut down of the Strait of Hormuz, a crucial Gulf passage for shipments of numerous commodities.
People in Shiraz, Isfahan, Mashhad, Karaj, Ahvaz, and Rasht joined the protests that started on Tuesday mainly in Karaj and Isfahan over high inflation and unemployment.
In the absence of any involvement by the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the hard-liners fear that the current government, with the aim of improving relations with the USA, and with the support of the public, will end the IRGC's advantages and completely change the path of the Islamic republic.
The agency reported all protests had taken place without official permission and were subsequently broken up by police.