Deputy Guards chief says Iran will not hold talks with U.S. - news agency - British Herald
August 11, 2020
Middle East

Deputy Guards chief says Iran will not hold talks with U.S. – news agency

DUBAI (Reuters) – A deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said that Tehran will not hold talks with its arch enemy the United States and that Washington “will not dare launch military action against us”, the semi-official news agency Tasnim reported on Friday.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday urged Iran’s leadership to sit down and talk with him about giving up Tehran’s nuclear programme and said he could not rule out a military confrontation given the heightened tensions between the two countries.

“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, was quoted as saying by Tasnim. “Our nation … sees America as unreliable.”

(Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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