According to a media report, the US President-elect Donald Trump has been a supporter of having direct negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
In an article published by the UK-based Al Quds al-Arabi newspaper, it is said that the US president-elect Trump has voiced his support for direct talks with Iran in recent years.
“In 2011, Trump told CNN that Iran might be an evil empire, and Iranians might be bad people, but no one has ever held talks with them,” said the article, as reported by Arya News and translated by IFP.
In that interview, Trump even expressed his willingness to hold talks with Iran’s then President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Commenting about Ahmadinejad, Trump said that he has reasons to hate the US.