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Iran says talks with 'today's US', impossible

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, July 30, IRNA -- There is no possibility for holding talks or having interaction with 'today's US', spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry announced here on Monday.

'With this US and with its policies, there will remain no way to negotiations as Washington has already proved its untrustworthiness,' Bahram Qasemi said at his weekly press briefing in Tehran.

'With regard to the present conditions including the US May unilateral exit from the Iran Deal, Washington's hostile measures against Tehran and its efforts to put economic pressure on the country and impose sanctions, there will remain no possibility for talks,' Qasemi said.

About the verbal war between Iranian and US officials and claims over possible negotiations between the two countries, Qasemi said the issue of the Iran Deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is completely transparent.

Some questions have been raised by the US or other states about Iran's policies, but they are not related to the July 2015 nuclear deal, the official added.

Asked about the travel of Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi to Washington and possibility of his mediation between Tehran and Washington, Qasemi said that he knows nothing about the content of Alawi's talks in US and also the aim of that visit.

The Omani foreign minister had also flown to the United States during past weeks, 'we should not be after making links between these visits,' Qasemi added.

He went on to say that Iran and Oman enjoy good and continuous relations and the two are in permanent contact.

About a week ago, Qasemi had said that the US government should forget for good negotiating with Iran under threats.

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