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Iran-U.S. rapprochement depends on resolving nuclear issue: James Dobbins

Source: Tehran Times

James Dobbins, a former U.S. ambassador to the UN, has said that any rapprochement between Tehran and Washington is quite dependent on resolving the Iran nuclear issue. He made the remarks in an interview with IRNA published on Tuesday.

He noted that nuclear talks between Iran and the 5+1 group (the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France, and Germany) over past year has shown that there is hope to bridge the differences and reach a final solution.

He added that Iran and the U.S. should make efforts to resolve differences related to Iran's nuclear program and find a comprehensive solution to the issue.

Dobbins also stated that normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba is a remarkable development which indicates that U.S. President Barack Obama is ready to take great steps in its relations with the other countries.

Last week, Obama ordered the restoration of full diplomatic relations with Cuba and the opening of an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than a half century.

Dobbins went on to say that such step opens new chapter of developments in the U.S. foreign policy and can affect process of Iran's nuclear talks,

There are many unresolved issues between Iran and the U.S. unlike any other in the U.S.-Cuba relations, he said.

Elsewhere in his remarks, he stated that a normalization of Iran-U.S. ties is not acceptable for some countries in the Mideast region.

However as long as the nuclear talks have not achieved a result, any speculation about Iran-U.S. rapprochement would be unfounded.

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