Khamenei: Policy of U.S. in Middle East failed, so it wants to negotiate with Iran
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 7 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
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, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said speaking to the country's officials today, IRIB News reported.
Khamenei made the remairs today, speaking about the idea of proposed direct talks betwee the U.S. and Iran.
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.