TEL AVIV — Is Iran finally ready to talk? New president Hassan Rouhani has said he’s ready for nuclear negotiations. In recent weeks, the Iranian government has repeatedly expressed its desire to reach a deal on its uranium enrichment program.
A few days after Mr. Rouhani’s victory, Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, stated that Iran was prepared to limit its enrichment to a level below 20 percent, which is the main goal of an agreement between the West and Iran. Last month, Iraq’s prime minister, Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, reportedly told the White House that Iran wanted to begin direct nuclear negotiations with the U.S.
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