“Negotiations with the US is forbidden since such talks don’t have any advantages and rather inflict numerous losses” on Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing commanders and personnel of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy in Tehran on Wednesday.
He referred to the US and the Zionist stream’s collaboration and complicity in anti-human acts, and said, “Negotiations with the US means opening the path for influence in economic, cultural, political and security arenas.”
“Iran is not opposed to the principle of negotiations with other countries, including European or non-European states, but the issue is different when speaking about the US since they have presented a certain definition for negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran which means (pursuing ways of) influence and opening the way for imposition (of their will),” Ayatollah Khamenei underscored.
He pointed to the recent nuclear talks between Iran and the US within the framework of Tehran-powers negotiations, and said even during those negotiations Washington had attempted to use every opportunity for infiltration to harm Iran’s national interests but the Iranian negotiators were careful enough to defuse their plots.
Iran and the world powers reached a final agreement in Vienna on July 14 to end a 13-year-old nuclear standoff.
In relevant remarks some days after the agreement, Ayatollah Khamenei underlined the nuclear agreement between Tehran and the six world powers would not change Iran’s policy towards the US.
“In any case the policy of the Iranian nation and the Islamic Republic system vis-a-vis the US will not change,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing worshippers in the Eid al-Fitr (marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan) prayers in Tehran.
Iran’s Supreme Leader reiterated that whether the text of the nuclear agreement was ratified by the Iranian parliament or not, Iran would continue supporting the oppressed Palestinian nation, Yemen, Bahrain as well as the nations and governments of Syria and Iraq and the honest warriors of Lebanon and Palestine.
Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated that Iran’s policy towards the US would never change.
The Leader pointed to the boastful remarks of the US statesmen and officials in recent days, and said, “The US statesmen and stateswomen are inevitably making boastful remarks these days to resolve their internal problems, but their brags are not real.”
He said that Islamic Iran would never yield to excessive demands of the enemies while safeguarding its defensive and security capabilities.
Also on August 17, Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that regardless of the nuclear agreement with the world powers, Tehran would not allow the US to find a way to influence Iranian economy, politics and culture.
Addressing participants in the 8th International General Assembly of Islamic Radios and Televisions Union in Tehran, Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the recent nuclear agreement between Iran and the world powers, and said, “Washington imagined that it could use this agreement whose fate is not clear yet – as its final approval is not yet a definite fact neither in Iran nor in the US – to find a way to influence in Iran; and this was their intention.”
But “we closed this path; and we will definitely keep it closed”, he underlined.
“We will not allow the US to influence (our) economy, or politics or culture. We will stand against such penetration with all our power – that, thanks God, is at a high level today,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.