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

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

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.

Iran's Supreme Leader: "There Will Be No Talks With The US At Any Level"

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 tensions with the Iranians flared once again following this weekend’s devastating attack on important Saudi Arabian oil facilities, rumors about a possible meeting between President Donald Trump and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, during the upcoming UN General Assembly meeting later this month in New York have been circulating. Particularly after the ouster of John Bolton, an Iran hawk who was hated by Tehran, some analysts thought face-to-face talks might finally be possible.

Trump said Monday that it “looks” like Iran was behind the explosive attack on the Saudi oil-processing facilities, though he added that the US wasn’t at the point of military retaliation. Tehran has denied any responsibility for the attacks. The Saudi government has called the attack an “unprecedented act of aggression and sabotage” – but has stopped short of blaming the Iranians.

Yemen’s Houthi rebels, who claimed responsibility for the attacks, appear to have used multiple cruise missiles and several drones to lay waste to KSA’s Abqaiq oil processing plant and a key oil field. Then again, experts say whoever planned the attack appears to have had knowledge about which facilities to hit.

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  • NWOD

    appears to have had knowledge about which facilities to hit.

    Indeed. But only a fraction of the knowledge and skills that the Afghani cavemen needed to have about NORAD, the CIA commercial-airliner-attack simulation which ran precisely on 9/11/2001, airport security, piloting new Boeing jets beyond their design specifications, the construction of the World Trade Centers, and the unique ability of small fires to bring down three steel skyscrapers on one day (but never before or after), in order to defeat all US defenses on 9/11.

    It’s interesting how the “intelligence community” treats the entire world like a bunch of retarded morons. Of course, they have every reason to, as they are proven right by every statement they make and the world swallows.

    • Nod

      they dont care if we know the truth or not. They know that all they need to do is say its the truth, and we have zero power to challenge them.

  • verner

    good, and since the unhinged states of A runs around like a headless chicken trying to sort its whereabouts and to get a relevant idea into the headless body, let them morons rant and rave since nothing really comes out of it. and while they huff and puff, Iran can quietly build on its defenses and prepare the final attack on the squatters and the final kick to hell for all of them.

  • Toronto Tonto

    Whippy shit Iran like Russia are just terrorist shittholes.

    • Robert Ferrin

      Ah this bit of wisdom from the country of chaos>!!!

    • Nod

      Another fluoridated halfwit from Toronto . You are the terrorist dimwit. Not Iran.

  • Icarus Tanović

    Great said.

  • Tommy Jensen

    If a country wanna act on the International scene selling oil, it have to obey the International Rules of Usury Order and behave in accordance with the International rules of free navigation.

    Its unprecedented in history a country wants to make deals Internationally, but demand to isolate itself and refuse to talk with the biggest and strongest nation on the planet the United States, like a little rebel boy, like Robin Hood.

    Iran is NOT Sparta, and should come back to the negotiation table and show themselves as adults, enter into a dialogue and talk to the International usury community.

    • Barba_Papa

      If you made a deal in good faith, and everybody agreed that you were keeping your end of the deal, then one of the signatories to that deal says it will no longer honor that deal and start harassing everyone to isolate you, why should you talk with that person ever again? Obviously his word means nothing.

      There is nothing to gain for Iran to talk to the US now, after what the US has unilaterally done to Iran. Talking now, giving Trump basically the appearance that he has managed to bring Iran back to the negotiating table is only handing victory to the side that has shown bad faith.

      Iran did nothing wrong, the US did everything wrong. It’s not upon the victim to give the abuser a sign of good faith, it’s the other way round.

    • Nod

      you babble like an ignoramus. Stick to the facts dimwit, and save your bullshit for the halfwits you spawned from your loins….

  • America’s first genuinely mentally-ill President is now quoted as saying he doesn’t want to meet with Iran after all.

  • Nod

    “Yemen’s Houthi rebels”

    Should keep hammering those Saudi Arabian, head chopping, baby killing, woman hating, genocidal lunatics until they stop the war crimes they do on a sovereign nation. Drive them back into their hole.

    Want to get someones attention, go for the money. Seems these guys have been taking lessons.