Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a press conference with his Russian counterpart in Moscow on September 2, 2019. | Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty Images

It’s a strong signal that US and Iranian negotiators may soon meet face to face to once again discuss curbing Tehran’s nuclear program.

Iran’s leaders are signaling they’re open to participating in informal talks with the United States, brokered by the European Union, to keep the sputtering 2015 nuclear deal alive.

The Trump administration withdrew from the nuclear pact in 2018, leading the US to reimpose crushing sanctions on Tehran, and Iran to enrich uranium beyond the agreement’s caps.

President Joe Biden has said he would be willing to rejoin the deal and lift those economic penalties, but only if Iran comes back into compliance with the accord first. Iran says the US has to go first and lift economic sanctions before the Islamic Republic will…

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