Iran leader says no negotiations with US beyond nuclear issue

Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that he would not permit negotiations with the United States beyond those that culminated in a nuclear deal with world powers in July.

AFP| Last Updated: Sep 09, 2015, 14:28 PM IST

Tehran: Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that he would not permit negotiations with the United States beyond those that culminated in a nuclear deal with world powers in July.

"We allowed negotiation with the US only on the nuclear issue for certain reasons," Khamenei said in a speech. "In other areas we did not and will not allow negotiations with the US."

Khamenei charged that Washington only sought talks on a broader range of issues in a bid to impose its own policies on Tehran.

"US officials seek negotiation with Iran. Negotiation is a means of infiltration and imposition of their will," said Khamenei, who has the final say on all matters of state in Iran.

"The Iranian nation expelled this Great Satan, we barred their direct access and now we must not allow their indirect access and infiltration."