Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi denied Sunday that negotiations with the EU covered Tehran’s regional influence. ”We reject…talks based on a definite framework,” he said. The talks on the sidelines of the recent Munich about Yemen, the Iranian spokesman said, focused on aid and ending Saudi Arabia’s intervention. DEBKAfile: These comments amounted to an Iranian refusal to discuss the situation in Syria with the European powers, so shutting the door on their plan to lead from there to negotiations on ways to improve the nuclear accord, in order to meet President Donald Trump’s proviso for re-certification in May. The nuclear topic is high on the agenda of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s talks with the US president on Monday.