Iran responds to all letters from US president
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 16
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran has responded to all letters from the US president, Barack Obama, especially letters he had sent to the Islamic Republic's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Brigadier General Yadollah Javani, a senior commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said.
Khamenei has replied to the letter from the US president a respectful and reasonable response, Javani said, Iran's official Alalam news network reported Feb. 15.
Javani made the remarks while commenting on a Feb. 13 Wall Street Journal report saying Khamenei wrote to Obama in recent weeks in response to an October presidential letter that raised the possibility of US-Iranian cooperation in fighting the Islamic State (IS) group if a nuclear deal is secured.
The IRGC commander emphasized that no commitment to cooperate with the United States was mentioned in the Khamanei's letter.
At the same time Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham strongly rejected the Wall Street Journal report saying the claim made by the Wall Street Journal is "an unprofessional media game."
President Obama's past correspondence has been recorded and "in some cases Iran responded to his letters," said the spokeswoman. However, she stressed that there is no new letter" from Iran side.
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