June 9 (Reuters) – The White House said on Wednesday that the United States was still open to talks with Iran following fresh U.N. Security Council sanctions against the country over its nuclear program.
“The United States remains open to dialogue, but Iran must live up to its obligations and clearly demonstrate to the international community the peaceful nature of its nuclear activities,” the White House said in a statement.
The 15-nation council earlier passed a fourth round of sanctions against Iran over a nuclear program the West suspects is aimed at developing the means to build atom bombs. The resolution that was the product of five months of talks between the United States, Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia.
(Reporting by Alister Bull; Editing by Jackie Frank)