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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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Iran will not repeat its "bitter experience" of negotiating with the United States, Iran ' s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tehran on Thursday. Abe was carrying a message to Iranian leaders from U. S . President Donald Trump .

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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Iran will not repeat its "bitter experience" of negotiating with the United States, Iran ' s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tehran on Thursday. Abe was carrying a message to Iranian leaders from U. S . President Donald Trump .

Abe had discussed Iran with Trump in Tokyo last month and had brought a message from the U. S . leader , a message Khamenei said was not worthy of a reply . It was seen as crucial for Abe to ease tensions between the two countries as Japan imported most of its oil from Iran until last month, when

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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Abe , who visited Tehran carrying a message to Iranian leaders from US President Donald Trump , warned on Wednesday of unintended clashes “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

Abe had discussed Iran with Trump in Tokyo last month and had brought a message from the U. S . leader , a message Khamenei said was not worthy of a reply . It was seen as crucial for Abe to ease tensions between the two countries as Japan imported most of its oil from Iran until last month, when

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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' Iran has no intention of making or using nuclear weapons,' Iran ' s top leader was quoted as saying by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , who traveled to Iran to ease tensions between Washington and Tehran.

Iran 's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) meets Japan ' s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tehran, Iran June 13, 2019. Abe , who visited Tehran carrying a message to Iranian leaders from US President Donald Trump , warned on Wednesday of unintended clashes in the crisis-hit Middle

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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