US says willing to engage in new talks with Iran

Tasnim – US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Washington is willing to engage in new talks with Iran to seek a “new deal”.

“The United States is seeking new detail – excuse me, a new deal, rather, that will comprehensively address the Iranian regime’s destabilizing behavior – not just their nuclear program, but also their missile program, their support for terrorism, and their malign regional behavior,” Nauert said during a press briefing on Tuesday, the official website of the US State Department reported.

She further claimed, “The United States is willing to engage in talks with the Iranian regime, but we are looking for a commitment that they are willing to make fundamental changes in their behavior.”

The remarks came after US President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order reimposing many sanctions on Iran, three months after pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal.

He said the US policy is to levy “maximum economic pressure” on the country.