On October 7, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that further negotiations with the United States are “forbidden." In an address to Revolutionary Guards commanders, he claimed that talks expose Iran to U.S. influence and harm Iran’s national interests. The following are excerpted remarks from Khamenei on negotiating with the United States.
Negotiation with US is forbidden due to many disadvantages and no advantages it has.— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) October 7, 2015
In #IranTalks they took any chance to infiltrate; Iranian side was vigilant, but they gained chances & acted against our national interests.— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) October 7, 2015
There is a reason we are against talks with US; IRAN's negotiation with US means infiltration. They want to pave the way for imposition.— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) October 7, 2015