Open for business: Iran willing to commit to nuclear talks


Iran’s President has opened the channel of dialogue should the US apologize for exiting the pact.

New York Times: Iran would be open to talks with the United States if Washington apologizes for exiting the 2015 nuclear deal and compensates Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, cautioning that U.S. calls for discussions were insincere.

“We have no problem with talks with the U.S., but only if Washington fulfils its obligations under the nuclear deal, apologies and compensates Tehran for its withdrawal from the 2015 deal,” Rouhani said in a televised speech.

The President of the Islamic Republic has changed posture in light of recent reports published earlier this week regarding Iran’s objection to the United Nation’s nuclear watchdog. The New York Times notes that Rouhani blasted a resolution by the U.N. nuclear watchdog passed on Friday that called on Iran to stop denying the agency access to two suspected former sites and to cooperate fully with it. 

“Iran is ready to cooperate with the (International Atomic Energy Agency) IAEA under law,” he said.

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