Ayatollah Khamenei dismisses US offer of talks with Iran as mere ‘deception’
Tehran (KNa0 - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has dismissed America’s claim about seeking talks with Tehran as a “deception,” saying such an offer is merely aimed at stripping the Iranian nation of its “elements of power.”
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks during a meeting on Wednesday with staff members of Iran’s Judiciary in Tehran in response to numerous offers of negotiations recently put forward by US President Donald Trump and his hawkish administration officials amid a campaign of “maximum pressure” against the Iranian nation.
“Having failed to achieve its goal through pressure, the enemy is coming forward with an offer of talks — while assuming the Iranian nation is simple-minded — and claims ‘the Iranian nation should make progress,’” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
This nation, the Leader added, will “definitely make progress, but [that will happen] without you and on the condition that you don’t approach it.”
Washington’s offer is, in fact, meant to strip Iran of its weapons and eliminate its elements of power, Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Fearing Iran’s might, the Americans are now attempting to bring the country to the negotiating table so they could take away “this weapon and element of power” and wreak havoc on the nation, the Leader said.