Exclusive: U.S. would accept EU invitation for talks with Iran

By Humeyra Pamuk and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States would be ready to hold talks with Iran if the European Union extended an invitation, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday, sketching out a possible diplomatic path to restore the 2015 Iran nuclear deal

Reuters February 19, 2021 04:10:30 IST

Exclusive US would accept EU invitation for talks with Iran

By Humeyra Pamuk and Arshad Mohammed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States would be ready to hold talks with Iran if the European Union extended an invitation, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday, sketching out a possible diplomatic path to restore the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

"We are ready to show up if such a meeting were to take place," the official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity, after talks among the U.S., British, French and German foreign ministers. Earlier, a senior EU official said he was prepared to convene such a meeting among the parties to the deal: Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States.

(Reporting By Humeyra Pamuk and Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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