Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei dismisses nuclear talks with U.S.

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 1, 2020

Khamenei said Friday his country will not negotiate with the United States because America would only use talks for propaganda purposes.

Tensions between Washington and Tehran have been on the rise since President Donald Trump in May 2018 pulled the United States out of a landmark 2015 agreement between Iran and world powers under which Iran pledge to curb its nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential election in Tehran June 12, 2009.

The Trump administration has said it is willing to talk with Iran "with no preconditions", but that the US will continue its campaign of pressure against the Islamic Republic.

Iran later responded to the US's withdrawal from the deal by slowly abandoning almost every aspect of the agreement, though it still allows United Nations inspectors access to its nuclear sites. The other signatories to the nuclear deal - Germany, France, Britain, China and Russian Federation - have been struggling to keep it alive. "Their aim is to limit our influence in the region and to halt our missile and nuclear capabilities".

In addition to the US sanctions, Iran's economy has been hit by a fall in oil prices, as well as the coronavirus crisis: Iran has one of the highest death tolls in the Middle East from the pandemic.

Pettersson said in response that if a leader of a country issues a tweet that violates Twitter rules but it's in the public interest to keep it on the platform, the tweet is hidden behind a notice about the violation but people can click on it to see what the tweet states.

In addition to the U.S. sanctions, Iran's economy has been hit by falling oil prices, as well as the coronavirus pandemic - Iran has one of the highest Covid-19 death tolls in the Middle East.

Iranian authorities have tried to prevent a revival of anti-government demonstrations which began in November over economic hardship, but which eventually turned political, with demonstrators demanding top officials step down. A lawmaker said 230 people were killed in the anti-government protests.

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