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WorldIranian leader tells Japan's Abe he has no reply to message from Trump

13:21  13 june  2019
13:21  13 june  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Iranian leader tells Japan's Abe he has no reply to message from Trump© Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP, File FILE - In this file picture released on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attends a meeting with a group of students as they chant slogans, in Tehran, Iran. Khamenei says his country will continue resisting U.S. economic and political pressure on his country. Khamenei spoke Tuesday, June 4, 2019, on the anniversary of the death of Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic, in Khomeini’s mausoleum. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP, File)

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LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) - Iran will not repeat its "bitter experience" of negotiating with the United States, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday, amid an escalating confrontation between Tehran and Washington.

Abe, who visited Tehran carrying a message to Iranian leaders from U.S. President Donald Trump, warned on Wednesday of unintended clashes in the crisis-hit Middle East after meeting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Tensions between the United States and Iran, already at a high pitch, were expected to escalate further on Thursday after reports of suspected attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf.

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Japan ' s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to arrive in Iran on Wednesday to begin a historic trip to the Middle Eastern country where he is expected to try to mediate During his visit, Abe plans to meet separately with Iran 's president, Hassan Rouhani, and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Japan ’ s prime minister to meet Iranian leaders two weeks after talks with Donald Trump . “There are concerns over rising tensions in the Middle East,” Abe told reporters at Tokyo’s Haneda airport Abe ’s visit has fuelled speculation that he is seeking to act as a mediator between Washington and Tehran

Washington has dispatched additional forces to the region in recent weeks after accusing Tehran of threatening shipping there. Iran has denied being behind previous similar attacks.

State media quoted Khamenei as saying in his meeting with Abe: "I do not see Trump as worthy of any message exchange, and I do not have any reply for him, now or in future."

Khamenei also said Trump's promise not to seek regime change in Iran was "a lie," adding that he did not believe Washington's offer of honest negotiations with Tehran.

Strains between Washington and Tehran have sharply increased in recent weeks, a year after the United States abandoned a 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers to curb Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has no trust in America and will never repeat the bitter experience of previous negotiations with America in the framework of the JCPOA,” Khamenei said, using the acronym for the nuclear deal. “No wise and proud nation will accept negotiations under pressure.”

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Japan ' s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected in Tehran on Wednesday for a rare diplomatic mission, hoping to ease "Based on traditional friendly ties between Japan and Iran , I would like to have candid exchanges of opinions with President Rouhani and supreme leader Khamenei towards easing

Abe ' s trip to Tehran will take place right after Trump ' s visit to Japan . He said in an unprecedented comment that " Iran has the chance to become a great country with this government and we are not looking for a regime change," statements that could be considered the green light to negotiate with Iran .

Abe told reporters in Tehran that "Supreme Leader Khamenei made a comment that the country will not and should not make, hold or use nuclear weapons, and that it has no such intentions."

Last month Washington revoked sanctions waivers that had allowed some countries, including Japan, to continue buying Iranian crude, effectively ordering all countries to stop purchasing Iranian oil or face sanctions of their own.

Despite pushing for imports to continue, Japan has stopped importing oil from Iran for now to avoid U.S. sanctions.

On a visit to Japan last month, U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed Abe's help in dealing with Iran, highlighting what he called the "very good relationship" between Tokyo and Tehran.

(Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin Additional reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka in Tokyo Editing by Gareth Jones and Peter Graff)

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