Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks as he meets with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and other officials following an earthquake that hit Kermansheh province, in Tehran, Iran November 15, 2017. Leader.ir/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDIT
TEHRAN, Sept 17 (MENA) - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei highlighted that there will be no talks between Iranian and American officials "neither in New York nor anywhere else.", Mehr News Agency reported.
Making the remarks during his teachings in a class of advanced Islamic Jurisprudence (kharej–e Fiqh) on Tuesday, Ayatollah Khamanei touched upon US ‘maximum pressure’ policy against Iran.
Referring to different stances of US officials regarding talks with Iran, Ayatollah Khamanei said “Sometimes they call for negotiations with no preconditions and other times they talk of negotiations under 12 conditions. These contradictory remarks are either a sign of their confused policies or is a trick to confuse the other side. Of course the Islamic Republic will not be confused since our path is clear and we are aware of what we do.”
US’s aim for negotiations is not to find a fair solution but to impose its ‘insolent demands’ on Iran, he said.
“US aims to prove to all that maximum pressure has worked and that officials of the Islamic Republic were forced to come to the negotiating table despite previously saying ‘we won’t negotiate’. [And] so [to prove that] the only way to face Iran is through maximum pressure.”