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Iran’s Interior Minister: Trump unreliable, US talks impossible

The minister did not say whether his example referred to any specific candidate in the June 2013 elections. (File Photo: AP)

 tTasnim – Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli dismissed the idea of negotiations with the US government, saying the world has realized that US President Donald Trump is untrustworthy.

In comments at a provincial meeting in the northern city of Sari, Rahmani Fazli said all countries in the world have come to the conclusion that the US president is untrustworthy, since his administration has reneged not only on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, but also on other international treaties.

Iran is interacting with the world within the framework of international laws and mutual respect, he added, ruling out the possibility of talks with the US and its unreliable president.

“The US’ arrogant nature has been proven to the entire world,” the Iranian minister added.

He further stressed that Iran should boost its economic and military capabilities and attain deterrent power in order to increase the bargaining power in the international arena.

Iranian officials have repeatedly rejected the idea of direct negotiations with the US, stressing that Washington must first resume honoring its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and lift the sanctions on Tehran.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has ruled out the notion that ‘settlement of Iran’s problems hinges on rapprochement with the US.’

Negotiation with the US will by no means solve Iran’s woes as Washington’s main objective is to hinder Iran’s progress, American officials are liar and deceitful, and, moreover, the US itself is plagued with crises, Imam Khamenei said in 2016.

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