U.S. Quietly Offers to Negotiate With Iran, Citing ‘Mutual Respect’
by News Editor
Fox News – The U.S. State Department has quietly offered to enter into bilateral talks with Iran based on “mutual respect,” according to an interview an American diplomat gave to the Islamic republic’s state-run media.
In the interview, which was mysteriously taken down shortly after publication by Fars News, a semi-official media outlet with suspected ties to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, State Department spokesman Alan Eyre said the Obama administration “is ready for talks with Iran.” Eyre said the talks could be one-on-one or through the so-called P5 +1, which is comprised of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany.