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Chief-Commander of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad-Ali Jafari has dismissed US President Donald Trump’s call for dialogue with Iran, saying that the Iranian nation would never allow authorities to hold talks with the Great Satan (the US).
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says Tehran believes in dialogue and logic, but the basic requirements for holding negotiation cannot be seen in the words and behaviours of US President Donald Trump and his administration.
Remarks by US President Donald Trump that he is ready for unconditional talks with Iran have received mixed responses in Iran with some arguing for the need for direct communications between the two arch-foes and others expressing pessimism the US is honest in its request for talks.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the ball is now in Europe’s court to maintain its relations with the Islamic Republic following the US’ illegal withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has condemned an anti-Iran statement released by foreign ministers participating in the US’ Religious Freedom Summit.
Addressing a parliamentary meeting in Tehran on Monday, Larijani pointed to recent economic problems in the country and said the problems are partly related to decisions made in the country and partly rooted in the enemies’ acts of sabotage.
Iran’s Minister of Health and Medical Education says the US president makes humanitarian gestures, but indeed he plans to increase pressure on Iran in the fields of medicine, medical equipment and basic goods, which are going to have dire consequences for ordinary citizens of Iran.
Iran says it is impossible to engage in talks with the US under the current administration which has adopted a fiercely hostile policy toward the Islamic Republic.
US President Donald Trump does not understand that “Iran has a culture of resistance that equates giving in to those kinds of public threats as surrender, and they won’t surrender,” a former US undersecretary of state for political affairs said.