Iran said it was ready to “exchange views” with the U.S.

Iran said it was ready to "exchange views" with the U.S.

Iran is ready for a “carefully considered” exchange with the U.S., despite the “crimes” against the Islamic Republic. The representative of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Said Khatibzadeh stated this.

“The future of relations between Iran and the United States is not easy,” the Iranian official said at a press conference in Tehran.

“The United States has repeatedly committed crimes against the Iranian people,” Khatibzadeh added, citing their list.

These include Washington’s support for Baghdad during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, a “series of sanctions” against Tehran and a U.S. drone strike that killed senior Iranian General Kasem Suleimani.

“It is natural that there have always been and are very carefully considered exchanges between two members of the United Nations [as the U.S. and Iran] within a known framework,” he concluded, but stressed that “this does not mean that Iran forgets this list of crimes.