Hassan Rouhani

Iran's supreme leader says any talks with US can only 'harm'

Iran's supreme leader said Wednesday that any negotiations with the U.S. would "bring nothing but material and spiritual harm" in remarks before an American-led meeting on the Mideast in Warsaw.

The comments from Ayatollah Ali Khamenei were part of a seven-page statement read word-for-word on Iranian state television and heavily promoted in the run-up to its release. They also come two days after Iran marked the 40th anniversary of its 1979 Islamic Revolution amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington.

"About the United States, the resolution of any issues is not imaginable and negotiations with it will bring nothing but material and spiritual...

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