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US Congressmen have requested talks with Iranian MPs

Tehran, Oct 20, IRNA - US Congressmen have made a request to Iranian parliament to hold negotiations with Iranian counterparts, spokesman of Majlis Presiding Board Mohsen Kohkan said on Monday.

"Due decision will be made in this connection," the spokesman told IRNA adding that the number of the signatories of the letter is confidential.

The MP added that the request was handed over to Iranian MPs who had attended the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank held in Washington DC on October 13.

Kohkan said that Majlis representatives would consider the request and will make "final decision" about it.

"We are not in a hurry to answer the request for the moment," Kohkan added.

Meanwhile, Chairman of Parliament Commission on National Security and Foreign Policy Alaeddin Boroujerdi said that the context of the letter is not in concord with the current approach of the US Administration.

He said that the context of the letter does not keep up with the current policy of the United States, highlighting the US anti-Iran propaganda and hostility.

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