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Iran's supreme leader Khamenei: Nuclear talks with U.S. are 'useless'
Iran's supreme leader Khamenei: Nuclear talks with U.S. are 'useless'

Iran’s supreme leader issued some of his toughest statements yet on international negotiations over his country’s nuclear ambitions, declaring Wednesday that talking to the Americans was “useless” and that nothing positive could come of it. Speaking to Foreign Ministry officials, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei praised Iranian negotiators who have conducted the talks with the United States and five other world powers, and he did not call for abandoning them. But he appeared to give succor to Iranian hard-liners who are adamantly opposed to discussions that could lead to a scaling back of Iran's nuclear program, which they insist is intended for peaceful purposes only....

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