The United States on Monday repeated that it remains open to meeting with Iranian officials directly to discuss the nuclear agreement 2015 and other issues.

Iran PressAmerica: The eighth round of talks on the removal of anti-Iranian sanctions resumed on December 27 in the Austrian capital of Vienna between Iran and the P4 + 1 group of countries including the UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany as the United States has been isolated in the international community because of its withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Iran hasn't so far agreed to deal directly with the United States in the talks.

The US State Department spokesman Ned Price was speaking to reporters after Iran's Foreign Minister said Tehran would consider this but had made no decisions.

Hossein Amirabdollahian did not rule out the possibility of direct talks between the Islamic Republic and the United States within the framework of the Vienna talks, saying: "If we reach a stage in the negotiation process where a good agreement is needed to have a dialogue with the United States, we will not ignore it."

"We are prepared to meet directly. We have consistently held the position that it would be much more productive to engage with Iran directly on both JCPOA negotiations and on other issues," State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters.