Ali Larijani: "Proposing the idea of negotiating with the US is a strategic mistake"

Ali Larijani: "Proposing the idea of negotiating with the US is a strategic mistake"
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In comments at an international conference in Tehran on Monday, Larijani said it would be naive to contemplate holding talks with the US in the current situation, ONAreports citing Tasnim news agency.

Negotiations with Americans would not make sense, since they have set 12 preconditions for Iran and have urged a halt to uranium enrichment activities in Iran, the speaker said.  

“I believe proposing the idea of negotiating with the US is a strategic mistake, because the time is not right for such a measure,” Larijani said, adding that US President Donald Trump must realize what country Washington is up against.

Some 12 years of negotiations and disputes resulted in the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, but a “peculiar creature” withdrew from the deal, the speaker deplored, stressing that the Trump administration is used to withdrawing from international accords every now and then.

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