Despite soaring tensions, the US is open to talk with Tehran, Defense Secretary Mark Esper has said. But there’s a catch: such discussion should revolve around “a series of steps” that would make Iran “a more normal country.”

“We’re willing to sit down and discuss without precondition a new way forward, a series of steps by which Iran becomes a more normal country,” Esper said on Sunday, speaking on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’.



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