Bellinzona: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States was ready to hold talks with Iran without any preconditions. However, Pompeo clarified that Iran should first normalise its behaviour, like other countries. Although the United States is willing to talk to Iran, the US actions to curb Iran’s dangerous activities will continue, Pompeo, reprimanded.
US Secretary of State Pompeo is on a visit to the European countries. Pompeo had arrived in Switzerland for an exclusive conference and held a meeting with Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis on Sunday. At the time, the Swiss Foreign Minister supported the US position on Iran. He also expressed that Switzerland was willing to mediate between the United States and Iran to ease the tensions.
In response, the US Secretary of State said that the United States was ready to hold talks with Iran with no preconditions. However, Pompeo asserted that the US actions against the threatening activities of Iran would continue. But he refused to talk about Iranian activities. The United States has already warned against the Iranian interference in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen stating that they were dangerous to the Gulf region.
Therefore, the US Secretary of State indicated that the United States and its allies in the region would continue proceedings against Iran’s threat. Last week, US President Trump had said that the United States was ready to negotiate with Iran. Trump had accepted the Japanese proposal to mediate, in the matter. In the next few days, Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo is scheduled to visit Iran. During his visit, the Japanese Prime Minister is believed may present the US proposal for talks, in the meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
A few hours ago, Iranian President Rouhani too, had said that negotiations with the United States were a possibility. Albeit, the Iranian President, stated that the United States should firstly respect the nation and not lay down any conditions for the talks.