URGENT ¥¥¥ Iran minister says 'optimistic' US shifting view on Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Monday that he was "optimistic" that the United States was revamping its approach to Tehran in the protracted dispute over Iran's nuclear programme.

"As I have said yesterday, I am optimistic," he told a foreign policy think-tank in Berlin. "I feel this new administration is really this time seeking to at least divert from its previous and traditional approach vis-a-vis my country."