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US prepared to engage with Iran if it behaves like 'normal nation': Pompeo

Iran suggests that the country may be willing to hold talks if Washington showed it respect.

Reuters  |  Bellinzona 

The United States was prepared to engage with Iran without pre-conditions about its nuclear program but needed to see the country behaving like "a normal nation", US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani suggested on Saturday that Iran may be willing to hold talks if Washington showed it respect, but said Tehran would not be pressured into talks. In an apparent softening of his previous stance, Pompeo said when asked about Rouhani's remarks: "We are prepared ... to engage in conversations with no pre-conditions, we are ...

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First Published: Sun, June 02 2019. 18:47 IST
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