Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei slapped a ban on negotiating with the US on Wednesday, saying the process has "many disadvantages and no advantages."
Negotiation with US is forbidden due to many disadvantages and no advantages it has.— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) 7 октября 2015
Khamenei said that despite the best efforts of the Iranian negotiating team during talks on its nuclear program, the US "took any chance to infiltrate."
"The Iranian side was vigilant, but they gained chances and acted against our national interests."
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) 7 октября 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) 7 октября 2015
Last month Iran's President Hassan Rouhani described the nuclear agreement reached with the 5+1 groups of countries as "a very difficult agreement, it had a lot of complexities," but said that in his opinion Iran would benefit.
"Satan in our religious parlance is used to refer to that power that tricks others and whose words are not clear words, do not match reality. What I can say is that the US has made many mistakes in the past regarding Iran, and must make up for those mistakes," said the President.
The government of the US, in turn using no less inflammatory language, has called Iran one of the "Axis of Evil."
"What we gained in fact were the goals we were seeking right from the beginning and that was without problem we should be able to have our peaceful activity, sanctions should be lifted and oppressive resolutions against Iran should be lifted," said President Rouhani.