US would accept EU invitation for talks with Iran: Report

Reuters on Thursday quoted a senior US official as saying Washington would be ready to hold talks with Iran if the European Union extended an invitation, showing  an apparent break with the previous administration’s stance against the deal.

We are ready to show up if such a meeting were to take place,” the official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity, after talks among the U.S., British, French and German foreign ministers. Earlier, a senior EU official said he was prepared to convene such a meeting among the parties to the deal: Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States.

In May 2018, Trump unilaterally pulled his country out of the JCPOA and re-imposed the sanctions that had been lifted under the UN-endorsed deal.