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'Trump Not Worthy...': In Rare Broadcast, Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei Speaks His Heart Out to Shinzo Abe

File photo of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (REUTERS)

File photo of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (REUTERS)

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Japan's PM that he doesn't consider Trump as a person worthy of exchanging messages with.

Tehran: Iran's supreme leader said on Thursday he does not consider US President Donald Trump "worthy" of exchanging messages with.

"I don't consider Trump as a person worthy of exchanging messages with. I have no response for him and will not answer him," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in footage of their meeting aired by state television in a rarity for such high-level talks.

first published:June 13, 2019, 15:28 IST