Iran’s Khamenei rules out talks with US

Iran's supreme leader on Sunday again ruled

out negotiations with Washington, a day before the 40th anniversary of the

hostage crisis at the US embassy in Tehran.

Those who see negotiations with the US as the solution to every problem

are certainly mistaken, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said during a speech to mark

the anniversary, according to his official website.

Nothing will come out of talking to the US, because they certainly and

definitely won't make any concessions.

On November 4, 1979, less than nine months after the toppling of Iran's

American-backed shah, students overran the embassy complex to demand the

United States hand over the ousted ruler after he was admitted to a US

hospital.

It took a full 444 days for the crisis to end with the release of 52

Americans, but the US broke off diplomatic relations with Iran in 1980 and

ties have been frozen ever since.

Khamenei, however, said the Iran-US disputes did not start with the

embassy takeover.

It goes back to the 1953 coup, when the U.S. overthrew a national govt. �

� which had made the mistake of trusting the U.S. and established its

corrupt and puppet govt. in Iran, his Twitter account said in English.

That CIA-organised coup, supported by Britain, toppled the hugely popular

prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh who had called for Iran's oil to be

nationalised.

The coup reestablished the rule of country's last shah, Mohammad-Reza

Pahlavi, who had fled the country in August 1953 after trying to dismiss

Mossadegh.

Tensions have escalated again between Tehran and Washington since US

President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal last year and

reimposed unilateral sanctions.

Khamenei pointed to North Korea's negotiations with the US as a sign of

Washington's untrustworthiness, tweeting that they took photos and praised

each other, but the Americans did not lift sanctions even a bit.

That's how they are in negotiations; they'll say we brought you to your

knees and won't make any concessions at the end.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)