Iraqi FM calls for direct Iran-US talks on nuclear deal

  • A camera directed on Palais Coburg, where closed-door nuclear talks take place in Vienna, Austria, Friday, Dec. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Gruber)

TEHRAN, Iran — Iraq’s foreign minister on Thursday called for direct negotiations between Iran and the United States, Iranian media reported, a rare appeal just days before world powers are set to resume talks over the tattered nuclear accord in Vienna.