Iran's top leader opposes restoration of ties with US

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday opposed the restoration of relations with the United States which were suspended in 1980, leader's official website reported.

There is a discourse which endorses the relations with the United States based on the logic that "if we compromise with America, all the problems of our country will be solved."

"This belief is very dangerous," Khamenei said, arguing that "since there are accurate reasonings to prove that this (belief) is a lie, deceptive and wrong."

Khamenei's remarks come as the Iranians prepare to mark on Thursday the 37th anniversary of taking over the U.S. embassy by a group of Iranian students.

"An example to prove the falsehood of this belief is the attitude of the United States vis-a-vis Iran's nuclear deal," Khamenei said.

He mentioned his repeated comments on "un-trustability" of the United States, saying that "it is not only me who says they (the Americans) are insincere, even other Iranian officials and nuclear negotiators themselves are talking of insincerity of the United States" in the fulfilment of its obligations pertaining to the nuclear deal.

The deal, reached between Iran and world powers in July last year, was implemented in January. The deal saw Iran scrap major part of its nuclear program in return for the removal of western and international sanctions.

The United Sates still maintains sanctions on Iran over alleged violations of human rights and support of terrorism, which Iran denies.

On Wednesday, the Iranian top leader also refuted the demands for negotiations with the United States over domestic and regional issue.

"Is it possible for the U.S. government which uses every opportunity to antagonize Iranian nation to solve our problems?" he said.

"The main objective of the United States is to hinder Iran's progress, and the negotiations with the U.S. will not settle our economic problems," he added.

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