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Iranian Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Rejects Talks with US over Missile, Nuclear Programmes: Report

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wears a protective face mask, during a virtual meeting with lawmakers in Tehran, Iran July 12, 2020. Official Khamenei Website/Handout via REUTERS

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wears a protective face mask, during a virtual meeting with lawmakers in Tehran, Iran July 12, 2020. Official Khamenei Website/Handout via REUTERS

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that relying on national capabilities and cutting Iran's dependence on oil exports will help the country in resisting America's pressure.

  • Reuters Dubai
  • Last Updated: July 31, 2020, 2:15 PM IST
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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a live speech on state TV on Friday, ruled out negotiations with the United States over Tehran's ballistic missile and nuclear programmes, calling on Iranians to resist U.S. bullying.

"America's brutal sanctions on Iran are aimed at collapsing our economy ... Their aim is to limit our influence in the region and to halt our missile and nuclear capabilities," Khamenei said.

"Relying on national capabilities and cutting our dependence on oil exports will help us to resist America's pressure."

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