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Pompeo: US ready to talk with Iran with no preconditions

Tehran, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the US is ready to hold negotiations with Iran with no preconditions.

According to the US media 'Associated Press', Pompeo made the remarks Sunday in a meeting with his Swiss counterpart Ignazio Cassis.

Although Switzerland as Foreign Interests Section of the US had mediated between the two countries, it is unclear whether Pompeo is seeking further assistance from Switzerland to protect American citizens arrested in Iran.

Trump administration's officials said they will welcome any attempt for releasing at least five US citizens and two individuals with a permanent residence permit in Iran, who have been imprisoned in Iran.

During his visits to four European states, Pompeo is trying to assure them that Trump administration is not after war.

This is while, Pompeo earlier mentioned 12 preconditions for holding talks with Iran.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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