Khamenei: No negotiations under military threat

"Holding nuclear talks (with major powers) under shadow of threat is unacceptable for Iran … Our nation will not accept it … Military threats will not help the talks," supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying Wednesday by Iran's English language Press TV. "Recently two U.S. officials threatened to take military action against Iran. What does negotiation mean under the shadow of threat," he said. He was responding to a statement last week by US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter that the military option had not been removed.

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