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Iran Open to Talks with U.S. Based on Respect, Kharrazi Says

Iran’s Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi said Tehran was willing to resume dialogue with the United States provided the talks were based on mutual respect, state television reported Thursday. Kharrazi added that Iran’s recent negotiations with European countries over its nuclear program, which culminated in Iran agreeing to snap inspections of nuclear facilities, was an example to Washington of how outstanding problems can be solved. Speculation has heightened in recent days that the two arch foes may be edging toward some kind of rapprochement after U.S. officials spoke of a willingness to resume a limited dialogue on specific issues and Washington sent humanitarian aid to victims of Iran’s devastating December 26 Bam earthquake. “Iran is ready to negotiate with all countries and America is no exception,” Kharrazi told state television. Full Story

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