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Informed source says no direct, indirect talks with US underway

The informed source, who did not want to be named, told ILNA news agency that there are no direct or indirect negotiations with the United States.

Informed source says no direct, indirect talks with US underway

Speaking to ILNA news agency, he or she added that the Europeans cannot be the initiators and carriers of a message or proposal to other countries without the consent of Iran.

While a familiar source told to ILNA news agency on Thursday morning that Germany and the United Kingdom have made offered to the United States to lift non-targeted sanctions, the official told ILNA that "we have not had any negotiations with the United States or European countries."

A familiar source added that Germany, with the concurrence and support of the United Kingdom, has proposed that the United States, as a first step, temporarily lift non-targeted sanctions, which have the greatest economic impact on the Iranians.

The U.N. Security Council is preparing to vote this week on a U.S. proposal to extend an arms embargo on Iran, a move that some diplomats say is bound to fail and put the fate of a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers further at risk.

The embargo is due to expire in October under a 2015 deal among Iran, Russia, China, Germany, Britain, France and the United States that prevents Tehran from developing nuclear weapons in return for sanctions relief.

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