A deputy head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards said that Tehran will not hold talks with the United States, Tasnim news agency reports.
"No talks will be held with the Americans and the Americans will not dare take military action against us," Yadollah Javani, the Guards' deputy head for political affairs, was quoted by Tasnim. "Our nation… sees America as unreliable."
Prior to that, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sent a letter to Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signatory states, notifying them that Tehran would give the parties of the accord 60 days to return to the negotiating table and ensure that Iran's interests are protected under the agreement.
On 8 May 2018, Trump announced his decision to leave the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and reinstate wide-ranging sanctions on Tehran, including secondary sanctions against companies and financial institutions of countries that do business with the Islamic Republic.
Tensions between Iran and the United States escalated over the past year after Washington withdrew from the JCPOA and reinstated sanctions against Tehran.