Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran, in this file photo taken August 30, 2012. REUTERS/Hamid Forootan/ISNA
Iran's Khamenei Rejects US Nuclear Talks Offer -- BBC
Iran's supreme leader has dismissed a US offer of one-to-one talks on Tehran's nuclear programme.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a speech posted online that the US was proposing talks while "pointing a gun at Iran".
On Saturday, US Vice-President Joe Biden suggested direct talks, separate to the wider international discussions due to take place later this month.
But the US widened sanctions on Iran on Wednesday, aiming to tighten a squeeze on Tehran's ability to spend oil cash.
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My Comment: I guess it would hard to explain to your followers why you can have talks with someone that you are always referring to as "The Great Satan".