Although US President Donald Trump has offered to negotiate with Iran, the mullah regime is divided over holding talks with the US. President Hassan Rouhani was quoted by Iran’s state news agency IRNA as saying that if someone wants to talk to us about an issue, we will discuss only if they respect the law and the sovereignty of the Iranian people.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif told CBS and Fox News that during his visit to the US the crisis should be contained.
Iran’s Supreme Guide Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said negotiations with the US would be useless. He said on his official website that talks with the US would be a loss.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Friday Tehran will not negotiate with the United States and denied any US attack was likely, a day after US President Donald Trump urged talks and said he could not rule out a military confrontation.
“No talks will be held with the Americans and the Americans will not dare take military action against us,” Yadollah Javani, the Guards’ deputy head for political affairs, said.
“Our nation … sees America as unreliable,” Javani added.