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02/04/2013 07:31 am ET Updated Apr 06, 2013

Iran, U.S. Direct Talks Proposal Received Optimistically In Tehran

BERLIN, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Monday he saw U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden's offer this weekend of bilateral dialogue between their two countries as a sign of a change in approach by the new U.S. administration.

"As I have said yesterday, I am optimistic, I feel this new administration is really seeking this time to at least divert from its previous traditional approach vis a vis my country," he told the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin. (Reporting by Stephen Brown, editing by Gareth Jones)

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