U.S. repeats it's willing to meet Iran directly on nuclear, other issue
The U.S. State Department on Monday repeated that it remains open to meeting with Iranian officials directly to discuss the nuclear deal and other issues
after Iran's foreign minister said Tehran would consider this but had made no decisions.
Iran has so far refused to deal directly with the United States in Vienna in talks regarding both sides resuming compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, formally called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Price said the United States had not made Iran's releasing of four Americans a condition of reaching an agreement on reviving the nuclear deal, saying that achieving such an agreement was "at best, an uncertain proposition."
Iranian Americans, whose U.S. citizenship is not recognized by Tehran, are often pawns between the two nations, now at odds over whether to revive the fraying 2015 pact under which Iran limited its nuclear program in return for sanctions relief.