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Iran-US talks to be held after Feb. 11

TEHRAN, Feb. 08 (ISNA) - Iran's foreign minister said there would be a new round of talks with the U.S. on Iraq after February 11.

"We did express our readiness for entering negotiations with the US when talks were held by the five security council permanent members plus Germany (5+1) over Iran's nuclear program," said Manouchehr Mottaki, adding," revising its policies towards Iran, the U.S. can pave the way for us to consider the circumstances needed for such talks to be held."

Mottaki asserted that re-establishing relations with the U.S. was not an issue to be put on the agenda for the time being, though expressing Iran's consent for negotiating with the country on Iraq after February 11 - Commemoration day for Islamic Revolution of Iran.

Asked whether relations would be established with Egypt, Mottaki said," we talked about our stances and it lies with the Egyptian side to make a political decision on the issue."

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