Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.16 / Trend F.Mehdi/
The Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that the U.S. has proposed negotiations to show that the Iranian nation will be finally ready to compromise.
The U.S. administration is talking of negotiations with Iran, while it has imposed sanctions on the country, he added, the Fars News Agency reported.
We believe that building nuclear weapons is against our religious instructions. Building nuclear weapons is a kind of criminal act which is against human being. If Iran wanted to build nuclear weapons, the U.S. could not ever prevent Iran, he stressed. So, the contradiction between words and actions of U.S. politicians, shows their illogicality, the Leader said.
On February 7, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the U.S. policy in Middle East has failed, so they need a new winning card, which is to drag Iran to the negotiating table.
His comments came in response to a question about US Vice President Joe Biden's offer of direct talks with the Islamic Republic.
Speaking at the 49th annual Munich Security Conference in Germany on February 2, Biden said Washington was ready to hold direct talks with Iran over the country's nuclear energy program.
"I am not a diplomat, I am a revolutionary. So I talk openly and honestly," Khamenei noted. "Americans take up arms against Iran and now want to negotiate."
He underscored that the Iranian nation will not be intimidated.
"Some narrow-minded people like the idea of negotiating with America, however negotiations do not solve the problem," Khamenei noted.
Previously, Iranian Foreign Ministry's spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said that the possible direct talks between Iran and the U.S. are meaningless, with sanctions and pressure.
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday evening also said that the Islamic Republic will study the US proposal for direct talks provided that Washington makes positive changes in its behavior.
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