Iran announces nuclear talks, open to 'authentic' US meet

Monday, 04 February 2013 - 7:51


Iran says it welcomes a US offer of bilateral nuclear talks, but wants the US to show an "authentic... fair and real intention to resolve the issue".

Foreign Minister Ali Akhbar Salehi said the US should stop threats to take action against Iran as it offers talks.

He was speaking at a security conference in Germany a day after Vice-President Joe Biden told the gathering Iran had to be "serious" on the issue.

International talks on Iran's nuclear programme are due later this month.