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Ayatollah Khamenei Reiterates Futility, Harmfulness of Talks with US

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 17:43
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Ayatollah Khamenei Reiterates Futility, Harmfulness of Talks with US
November, 02, 2016 – 16:52

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali
Khamenei reiterated on Wednesday that negotiating with the US government
will not resolve Iran’s problems, but will aggravate them.

In an address to a gathering of students in Tehran on Wednesday, Imam
Khamenei ruled out the notion that ‘settlement of Iran’s problems hinges on
rapprochement with the US.’

“We need to solve problems by ourselves through reliance on the local
capabilities and young forces,” the Leader said in the meeting, held to mark
the ‘National Day of Fight against Global Arrogance.’

The wrong and “very dangerous” notion that détente with the US would resolve
Iran’s problems can be proved false with detailed reasoning, Ayatollah
Khamenei underlined, referring to the US violations of the Joint
Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a lasting nuclear deal between Iran
and world powers, as a glaring example of falsehood of that concept.

The US untrustworthiness and its failure to honor commitments under the
nuclear deal are now acknowledged by all Iranian officials, including those
involved in the nuclear talks, the Leader added, criticizing calls for
negotiation with the US on Syria, Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Iraq, Afghanistan,
Yemen and even on Iran’s internal issues in spite of such facts.

“Would a government, which does not waste a moment to show hostility toward
the Iranian nation, solve the country’s problems?” the Leader asked.

Negotiation with the US will by no means solve Iran’s woes as Washington’s
main objective is to hinder Iran’s progress, American officials are liar and
deceitful, and, moreover, the US itself is plagued with crises, Imam
Khamenei explained.

Major international centers and even the Americans themselves admit that the
US is entangled in economic, political, international and moral crises, the
Leader noted, adding, “Currently, the US debts are close to that country’s
gross national product, and according to the international criteria, this is
a sign of crisis.”

A crisis-hit country like the US will be after Iran’s resources and wealth
to weather the critical situation, not after fixing Iran’s economic
problems, Ayatollah Khamenei underlined.

The Leader further dismissed another wrong notion; that the late founder of
Islamic Republic’s strong opposition to the US was derived from bigotry or

Imam Khomeini and the Iranian nation’s confrontation with the US is based
upon impeccable logic, the Leader emphasized, pointing to a litany of plots
against Iran by a “government that has no familiarity with human values.”

“The Iranian nation stood against the US in the era of Imam (Khomeini) and
keeps chanting slogans and standing against it today on the basis of firm
and reasonable logic,” Imam Khamenei concluded.


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