Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Iran Denies Foreign Minister Called for Talks with U.S.

Reuters Stands by the Story

Iran's Foreign Ministry has denied a Reuters report earlier today that Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi sent a letter to Iran's supreme leader several months ago calling for wide-ranging talks with Washington, ISNA news agency reported today.

“Our country's Foreign Ministry spokesman denied Reuters' report about the foreign minister's letter to the supreme leader about negotiations with America,” ISNA reported.

Reuters said it stands by the story.

File photo: Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi entering the Iranian embassy in Amman. May 2013. (Majed Jaber/Reuters)

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