Date :Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 | Time : 12:00 |ID: 68709 | Print

Iran’s Supreme Leader: “There will be no war, and we will not negotiate with the US”

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SHAFAQNQ Commenting on the US President’s offer of negotiations, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Sunday “There will be no war, and we will not negotiate.”

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said “The U.S. has now offered to do negotiations; this is not new. This issue has existed since the beginning of the Islamic revolution”.

Arguing the underlying reasons why Iran should not negotiate with the US, Ayatollah Khamenei said, ” the Americans rely on money and power, they consider negotiations as a business deal. When the U.S. wants to negotiate with a country, they determine their main goals, and then they won’t retreat even a step away from these goals. They demand that the other country pay immediate profits; and if the other party refuses to comply with them, they start to make a fuss, so the other party would surrender. The U.S. itself does not pay anything in exchange for what it takes from the other country. The U.S. only makes strong promises in order to enchant the other party with mere promises. In the final stage, after receiving all the immediate advantages, the U.S. breach their own promises”.

“This is the U.S.’s method of the negotiations. Now should we negotiate with such a sham government? Iran nuclear deal is a clear example”, he added.

Ayatollah Khamenei banned any negotiations with the U.S., and stated “The Islamic Republic can negotiate with the U.S. only when it reaches the favorable power and sovereignty that would nullify U.S.’s pressures and domineering efforts; when those efforts have no effect on Iran. Today this is not the case. Thus, I will ban negotiations with the U.S. just as Imam [Khomeini] did”.

The Iran’s Supreme Leader condemned US rhetoric towards Iran. “The US has become more blatant and ruder in their rhetoric over the past few months. Previously they were not so observant of diplomatic etiquette in their speech either; however, they have become ruder towards all nations”, he said.

“Beside sanctions, US talks about war and negotiations. Of course they do not openly talk about wars, but they intent to imply that there is a ghost of war that would scare those who fear”, Ayatollah Khamenei added.

Ayatollah Khamenei then criticized U.S.’s role in negotiating by stating, “In the matter of negotiations, they play a poor game. One of them says, negotiations with preconditions, another one says negotiations without preconditions.

Ayatollah Khamenei said let me address the people on the matter in a few words: “There will be no war, nor will we negotiate with the U.S”.

Source: Shafaqna Persian

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