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Iran's Khamenei rejects offer of direct talks with US

Feb. 7, 2013 12:44 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 7, 2013 12:44 P.M.)
DUBAI (Reuters) -- Iran's highest authority, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Thursday rejected an offer of direct talks made by US Vice President Joe Biden this week saying they would not solve problems, Iranian media reported.

"Some naive people like the idea of negotiating with America, however, negotiations will not solve the problems," Khamenei said in a speech to officials and members of Iran's aerospace force, IRIB reported.

"If some people want American rule to be established again in Iran, the nation will rise up to face them," he said.
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