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Iran’s Supreme Leader: “There Will Be No Talks With The US At Any Level”

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Iran’s Supreme Leader: “There Will Be No Talks With The US At Any Level”

Ending all speculation about the possibility of a meeting between President Trump and the Iranian leadership, something President Trump has repeatedly said he’d be open to, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced on Tuesday that “there will be no talks with the US at any level” unless Washington agreed to return to the Iran deal, according to the Associated Press

Iranian state TV quoted Khamenei, who said this is the position of the country’s leadership and that “all officials in the Islamic Republic unanimously believe” this.

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Khamenei accused the US of trying to prove that its “maximum pressure policy” against Iran is successful by finally getting the Iranians to agree to talks, something they have been reluctant to do since Trump took office.

“In return, we have to prove that the policy is not worth a penny for the Iranian nation,” Khamenei said. “That’s why all Iranian officials, from the president and the foreign minister to all others have announced that we do not negotiate (with the U.S.) either bilaterally or multilaterally.”

However, the leader reiterated Iran’s stance that if the US returns to the nuclear deal, then Tehran would consider negotiations.

“Otherwise, no talks will happen…with the Americans,” he said.”Neither in New York nor anywhere” else.

As for Trump denying reports that he had proposed a “no conditions” meeting with Iran:

“Sometimes they say negotiations without any precondition and sometimes with 12 conditions,” the Ayatollah added. “Such statements either come from their disheveled policies or are a ploy to confuse the other side.”

As tensions with the Iranians flared once again following this weekend’s devastating attack on important Saudi Arabian

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