13 Jul 2018 12:18

Iran does not need talks with U.S., Trump - Velayati

MOSCOW. July 13 (Interfax) - Tehran does not want talks with the United States and does not think U.S. President Donald Trump is worthy of being addressed by Iran, Ali Akbar Velayati, an advisor to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, said on Friday.

"We do not want to have talks with the Americans, and if the Americans have an illusion that we will approach them and offer to negotiate, [they are wrong] we do not need that," Velayati said at the Valdai Discussion Club.

"We do not think the administration of Mr. Trump and representatives are worthy of being approached," Velayati said.

"These people are violating their obligations regarding Iran, which have been approved by the UN Security Council," he said.

"These people cannot be trusted, so why should we negotiate with them?" Velayati said.