TEHRAN: Iran’s best chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday categorically dominated out talks with US President Donald Trump, no matter an unparalleled jap venture aimed toward defusing tensions among Washington and the Islamic Republic.

Iran “has no agree with in the usa and could now not in any way repeat the sour enjoy of the previous negotiations with the us,” Khamenei said in remarks posted with the aid of his legit website.

They got here after he met with Japan’s high Minister Shinzo Abe making an remarkable visit to Iran — the primary through a jap choicest for the reason that 1979 Islamic Revolution.


“We have no doubt for your top will and seriousness, however concerning what you stated the united states president informed you, I don’t take into account Trump as a person worth of replacing messages with,” Khamenei told Abe during their assembly.

The go to coincided with a suspected attack on two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman, off the Iranian coast, with one of the ships owned by using a jap agency, which once more sent tensions in the Gulf hovering.

Iran has been locked in a bitter standoff with the united states seeing that Trump withdrew from a landmark 2015 nuclear deal in may final year.

Washington has on account that reimposed crippling unilateral sanctions — that have forced Tokyo to halt its once-large purchases of Iranian oil — and launched a army buildup in the Gulf.

“President Trump has stated he does now not desire to see an escalation of tensions,” Abe instructed journalists after his assembly.

“I shared candidly with Ayatollah Khamenei my personal views approximately what intention the president has in thoughts,” Abe stated, emphasising he had “exchanged perspectives with President Trump several times”.

Trump indicated last week in France that he could do not forget speaking to Tehran, saying: “I apprehend they need to talk and if they want to talk that’s first-class.”

Abe said he believed his meeting with Khamenei changed into “a considerable step forward” for “securing peace and balance of this area.”

all through a news convention with Abe on Wednesday, President Hassan Rouhani stated he anticipated a “very fine exchange” within the center East and the world if the united states stopped what he known as its “economic struggle” on Iran via sanctions.

Defusing tensions

Abe started out his visit to Iran on Wednesday with the said purpose of defusing tensions among Tehran and Washington.

Japan stopped uploading Iranian crude oil in can also to conform with US sanctions in opposition to Iran.

The Asian powerhouse has an interest in retaining the center East solid with a view to make certain the glide of hydrocarbons to fuel its economy.

Rouhani stated on Wednesday he saw “Japan’s hobby in persevering with to buy oil from Iran and fixing monetary problems” as a “guarantee” for the continued development of bilateral ties.

Spokesman for Japan’s overseas ministry, Takeshi Osuga, later said that at the questions of Iranian oil income to Japan, “our knowledge is that this was the desire of the Iranian aspect.”

but he delivered: “Oil buy [from Iran] is the selection of personal agencies. I can't are expecting their decision.”

The Japan PM met with Khamenei to deliver a message from Trump, the leader’s website claimed, despite the japanese delegation time and again denying that Abe changed into on a mediatory project.

posted in , June 14th, 2019