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Iran says there have been no secret talks with US

Iran says the United States must correct its path to return to nuclear deal.

The spokesman for Iran's foreign minister told reporters today there have been no talks between Iran and the United States on a return to the nuclear deal or any other issues.

During a press conference, Saeed Khatibzadeh was asked about Secretary of State Anthony Blinken’s letter to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in which he calls for a UN-facilitated conference with representatives from Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran, India and the United States. Iran’s inclusion in the letter has led to speculation that envoys or foreign ministers from the United States and Iran could use these talks as a springboard to holding talks over the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iranian nuclear deal.

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