Iran's Khamenei says U.S. policy of maximum pressure will fail

by Reuters
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 06:15 GMT

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DUBAI, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Iran will never hold talks with the United States and Washington's policy of maximum pressure on Tehran will fail, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday, according to state TV.

U.S. President Donald Trump had said on Monday he could meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and that he had no problem with such an encounter.

State TV quoted Khamenei as saying: "Iranian officials will never talk to America ... this is part of their (U.S.) policy to put pressure on Iran ... their policy of maximum pressure will fail." (Reporting by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Darren Schuettler and Andrew Heavens)

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