Iran's Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi said his country was prepared to resume dialogue with Washington provided the talks were based on "mutual respect", state television reported Thursday, cited by Reuters.
Kharrazi added that the Islamic Republic's recent experience with European countries over its nuclear program, which resulted in Tehran agreeing on inspections of its nuclear facilities, served as an example to Washington of how outstanding problems can be solved.
"Iran is ready to negotiate with all countries and America is no exception," Kharrazi told state television.
"If it (Washington) adopts a new approach to Iran and is ready to interact with us based on mutual respect and the principle of equality, the atmosphere will change remarkably."
Meanwhile, on Wednesday in Tehran, the Head of the Expediency Council, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said the resumption of relations between Iran and the US needs time, according to the official IRNA news agency.
"The US administrators should admit that their approach towards the Islamic Revolution has been wrong," Rafsanjani said. (Albawaba.com)
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