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US Open to Nuclear Talks With New Iranian President

WhiteHouseA White House spokesman said the U.S. is willing to engage in talks with newly elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s government to resolve nuclear development concerns, Reuters reported Sunday.

Mark Felsenthal writes Rouhani was sworn into office Saturday and vowed to work constructively with other countries.

“Should this new government choose to engage substantively and seriously to meet its international obligations and find a peaceful solution to this issue, it will find a willing partner in the United States,” Jay Carney, a White House spokesman, said in a statement.

“We hope the new Iranian government will heed the will of the voters by making choices that will lead to a better life for the Iranian people,” Carney added.

Iran’s nuclear program has led to international sanctions and confrontations under the regime of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the report says.

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