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Iran's Raisi backs nuclear talks, rules out meeting Biden

President-elect will snub US counterpart even if sanctions are lifted

Iran's President-elect Ebrahim Raisi speaks during a news conference in Tehran on June 21.    © Reuters

DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi on Monday backed talks between Iran and six world powers to revive a 2015 nuclear deal but flatly rejected meeting U.S. President Joe Biden, even if Washington removed all sanctions.

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