IANS | 13 Jun, 2019
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah
Ali Khamenei on Thursday ruled out any negotiations with the US over the
spiky issues between the two countries as he spoke to Japanese Prime
Minister Shinzo Abe in a meeting here.
"Iran has no trust in
America. Iran will never repeat the bitter experience of previous
negotiations with the US within the framework of the JCPOA (Iranian
nuclear deal)," Khamenei told Abe.
"A wise and free nation will not accept talks under pressure," he was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency.
Abe arrived in Iran on Wednesday with a plan to help ease tensions between Tehran and Washington.
withdrew from the Iranian international nuclear deal in May 2018 and
re-imposed full sanctions on Tehran's oil exports and banking sector.
President Donald Trump has called for talks with Tehran for a renewed
nuclear deal, the halt of Iran's ballistic missile tests and its
regional role, which the country has dismissed.