Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday said that Tehran won’t be deceived by U.S. president offers and would not give up the missile program. He was speaking on the occasion of the 30th death anniversary of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Iran and the United States have been drawn into a starker confrontation in the past month, a year after Washington pulled out of a deal between Iran and global powers to curb Tehran’s nuclear program in return for lifting international sanctions. Trump has condemned the nuclear deal, signed by his predecessor Barack Obama, as flawed for not being permanent and for not covering Iran’s ballistic missile program and its role in conflicts around the Middle East. He has called on Iran to come to the negotiating table to reach a new deal. Khamenei said U.S. sanctions have created hardship for Iranians and called on the government to make improving economic conditions its top priority. President Hassan Rouhani, who has taken a softer stance, suggested last week that Iran might be willing to hold talks if the United States showed it respect and lifted sanctions. Iran declined the USA offers to talk and negotiate a new deal by calling it a “word-play”.
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