Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that his country will not enter into talks with the United States outside of the nuclear deal with world powers as Washington could use other negotiations to “penetrate” the Islamic Republic.
“We approved talks with the United States about nuclear issue specifically. We have not allowed talks with the U.S. in other fields and we not negotiate with them,” Khamenei said.
Speaking to a group of people in Tehran, Mr. Khamenei reiterated that America remains the “Great Satan.”
“The Iranian nation ousted the Satan. We should not let it back through the window to penetrate” Iran, he said.
On Tuesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signalled that Iran is ready to hold talks with the world powers on ways to resolve Syria’s civil war, providing such negotiations can secure peace and democracy in the conflict-torn country.