BERLIN - Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Monday he saw US Vice-President Joe Biden's offer this weekend of bilateral dialogue between their two countries as a sign of a change in approach by the new US administration.

"As I have said yesterday, I am optimistic, I feel this new administration is really seeking this time to at least divert from its previous traditional approach vis-a-vis my country," he told the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin.

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