"We agreed to go ahead with cooperation for the goal of preserving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear program", Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, adding that the pact "has no sound alternative".
Amid the questions raised about the warehouse, Iran has announced that plans to use more advanced centrifuges than allowed under its nuclear deal with world powers. But when asked if the two leaders could meet, Pompeo replied, "sure".
The U.S. government has been trying to force the Iranian government to negotiate a new nuclear agreement with tougher conditions.
Meanwhile, IAEA acting director general Cornel Feruta met with officials in Tehran on Sunday to discuss verification and monitoring activities, according to a statement published by the agency on Monday. "We will deny the regime all paths to a nuclear weapon". After stressing the importance of "advancing their interactions" toward the provision of answers over "the completeness of Iran's safeguards declaration", the temporary IAEA chief reaffirmed that his agency "will remain actively engaged" because "time is of the essence".
"If any IAEA member-state including the United States or Israel has credible information, they should give it to the agency rather than make a public-relations show out of this", Kimball said.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that with the recent removal of limitations on Iran's nuclear program, "we will witness research and development on different kinds of centrifuges, including new ones and also whatever is needed to enrich uranium in an accelerated way". Washington also has been pressuring other countries to follow suit.
Esper's remarks followed Trump's gestures on September 4 that he would be willing to meet with Rouhani at the U.N. General Assembly in NY later this month.
Trump withdrew the United States from the nuclear deal in 2018 and has reimposed crippling economic sanctions against Tehran.
"No problem with meeting".