Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency quoting a conservative member of the Majlis reported today that US President Barack Obama has called for direct talks with Iran in a confidential letter sent to the country’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
The report refers to the same letter in which the president had warned Tehran against closing the Strait of Hormuz. The New York Times had revealed only this part of the letter on Friday.
If accurate, the report of the US readiness to start direct talks with Tehran is very significant. Such talks, presumably at a senior level, could significantly lower the rising tensions between the two countries and put to end talks of military conflict with Iran.