Iran's foreign minister is welcoming the United States' willingness to hold direct talks with Tehran in the standoff over its nuclear program but isn't committing to accepting the offer, AP reported.
Vice President Joe Biden told a security conference Saturday the U.S. is prepared to talk directly with Iran but insisted Tehran must show it is serious.
Iran's Ali Akbar Salehi told the same conference Sunday that Iran views recent U.S. statements "with positive consideration."
But he was wary about prospects for talks. He says Iran must be sure the U.S. has "a fair and real intention to resolve the issue" and complains about "threatening rhetoric."