Iranian leader says no talks with U.S. under pressure: TV

Tehran, Feb. 7 (Xinhua-ANI): Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday rejected any talks with the United States under pressure, Press TV reported.

The Obama administration on Wednesday expanded the U.S. sanctions on Iran by tightening up economic measures against the Islamic republic and adding more names to its blacklist.

Khamenei referred to the recent U.S. proposal of direct talks with the Islamic republic saying that the United States' failure in the Middle East has prompted Washington to make the offer of negotiating with the Islamic republic, according to Press TV.

Last week, U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden said that the United States keeps the door open for direct talks with the Iranian government with regard to its controversial nuclear program. (Xinhua-ANI)

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