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Iran's leader says Tehran will not negotiate with U.S. - official website

FILE PHOTO: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during his meeting with a group of University students in Tehran, Iran, May 22, 2019. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran will not negotiate over its nuclear and missile programmes with the United States, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, after President Hassan Rouhani signalled talks with Washington might be possible if sanctions were lifted.

Khamenei was quoted as saying on his website: “We said before that we will not negotiate with America, because negotiation has no benefit and carries harm.”

Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin; editing by John Stonestreet