Iran’s Supreme Leader and the country’s top authority announced on Sunday that he will not lift a ban on the Islamic Republic’s talk with US officials.
On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the seizure of US embassy in Tehran, Khamenei described the two countries as implacable foes.
“One way to block America’s political infiltration is to ban any talks with America. It means Iran will not yield to America’s pressure,” according to Reuters, the Supreme Leader was quoted by State TV as saying.
In May 2018, US president Donald Trump withdrew from Iran’s nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Tensions have been rising between the two countries since then.
The anniversary of the seizure of US embassy in Tehran shortly after 1979’s Islamic Revolution is celebrating annually with public demonstration, where they burn US flags and chant “Death to America.”