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Iran’s Supreme Leader Rejects U.S. Talks, Says They “Will Not Solve Any Problems”

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Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Photo: Screenshot.

Times of Israel –  Iran’s supreme leader Thursday strongly rejected proposals for direct talks with the United States, effectively quashing suggestions for a breakthrough one-on-one dialogue on the nuclear standoff and potentially other issues.

The statement posted on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s website echoes previous remarks opposing bilateral talks with Washington in parallel with stop-and-start nuclear negotiations with world powers, including the U.S., which are scheduled to resume later this month.

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