U.S. “sitting by the phone” but heard nothing from Iran on overtures for talks: official

[Original Post] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is “sitting by the phone” but has heard no message yet from Iran that it is willing to accept President Donald Trump’s overtures for direct talks, a senior Trump administration official said on Friday. “We think they should de-escalate and come to negotiations,” the official told a […]

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is “sitting by the phone” but has heard no message yet from Iran that it is willing to accept President Donald Trump’s overtures for direct talks, a senior Trump administration official said on Friday.

“We think they should de-escalate and come to negotiations,” the official told a small group of reporters.

Reporting by Steve Holland; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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