Iran will not hold talks with the United States and Washington’s policy of maximum pressure on Tehran will fail, the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said.
The United States has accused Iran of carrying out attacks on Saudi oil facilities, with Trump even hinting that he is considering a retaliatory military strike. Iran has denied any involvement in the drone strikes. The Houthi rebels in Yemen have taken responsibility for the attack, and said that similar strikes could come at any moment
“The policy of ‘maximum pressure’ against Iran is worthless,” state TV quoted Khamenei as saying.
“All Iranian officials unanimously believe there will be no negotiations with the US at any level,” he said.
Khamenei added that if Washington changes its behaviour and returns to Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal, “then it can join multilateral talks between Iran and other parties to the deal”.