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U.S. Ready for ‘Serious’ Direct Nuclear Iran Negotiations

The U.S. is ready for direct talks with Iran over its contested nuclear program as soon as the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gives a commitment to negotiate, Vice President Joe Biden said.

“When the Iranian Supreme Leader is serious, we have made it clear at the outset that we would be prepared to meet bi-laterally with the Iranian leadership,” Biden said today at the Munich Security Conference. “We would not do it in secret. That offer stands. It is real and tangible.”