Iranian moderate candidate: 'Positive coexistence' may yield talks with U.S.

Reuters |
Published: 06.15.21, 17:48
Leading Iranian moderate presidential candidate Abdolnaser Hemmati said on Tuesday Iran could hold talks with longtime arch-foe the United States if Washington adhered to "positive coexistence" with Tehran.
"We have to see how America acts on the nuclear deal..., then we have to see whether America wants to continue its meddling in the region through Israel and its elements," Hemmati, a former central bank chief, told a news conference ahead of the Friday election.
"There is a chain of issues in need of confidence-building...If we really feel that America moves towards a positive coexistence to advance world and regional peace, then there should be no problem to hold talks," Hemmati said in remarks carried by the semi-official Fars news agency.