Iran on Sunday firmly rejected a report that has quoted a Kuwaiti diplomat as announcing the start of talks between Iran and the US.
“There is no direct or indirect negotiations between Iran and the US,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said in a statement.
Asharq al-Awsat Arab-language newspaper quoted Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah as saying that talks between the Islamic Republic and the US “have begun”.
“We, being within this circle, believe that there is a cause for hope and optimism, that there will be control that does not present any danger or threat to the region’s security,” Al-Jarallah said reportedly.
Asked if negotiations similar to North Korea were on the table, the Kuwaiti official claimed, “It seems that negotiations between both sides have begun, as moves and calls are already being made.”
Source: Iranian media