US envoy on Iran says presidential elections there won’t affect talks timetable

The US special envoy for Iran, Robert Malley, says Iranian presidential elections will not affect the timetable of any nuclear talks between Washington and Tehran.

“We don’t intend to base the pace of our discussions on the Iranian elections — the pace will be determined by how far we can get consistent with defending US national security interests,” Malley tells Axios.

“In other words, we won’t rush or slow things because of the Iranian elections.”

The elections will be held on June 18. The vote will choose the successor to President Hassan Rouhani, who has served two four-year terms in office.

Robert Malley in 2018 (YouTube screenshot)
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