Iran's supreme leader rejects direct talks with US

Iran
# 07 February 2013 13:00 (UTC +04:00)

The statement posted on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's website marked his first reaction to the idea for the one-on-one talks, which have been floated for months and were reinforced last week by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.

But any possible momentum depended on Khamenei, who has the final say in all key matters and has previously opposed direct negotiations with Washington.

"Talks will not solve any problems," Khamenei said in a statement.

"You are holding a gun against Iran saying you want to talk. The Iranian nation will not be frightened by the threats," he added in apparent reference to U.S. sanctions over Iran's nuclear efforts.

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