Iran to consider direct JCPOA talks with U.S.

Iran to consider direct JCPOA talks with U.S.

Tehran is willing to engage in direct talks with Washington if negotiations to revive the Iranian nuclear deal reach an advanced stage that requires such dialogue, Iran’s foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said.

"Reports saying that Iran and the U.S. are directly negotiating with one another are untrue," the minister told a news conference in Tehran. 

"However, if we get to a stage where reaching a good deal with strong guarantees necessitates direct talks with the U.S., we will consider it," Reuters cited him as saying.

Amirabdollahian’s remarks on Monday came as United States officials have been urging direct negotiations to restore the 2015 accord, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).