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Majlis Speaker: U.S. talks would not affect Iran's presidential poll

TEHRAN, Feb. 2 (Mehr News Agency) - Majlis speaker Ali Larijani disputed speculations on Monday that any negotiations with the U.S. would shape presidential elections in Iran.

The comments by Larijani come as the new administration of President Barack Obama has announced that it is ready to negotiate with Iran on matters that Tehran and Washington differ.

"I don't think the issue of negotiations with the U.S. be so important to affect Iran's elections," Larijani told local and foreign media.  

Iranian officials including Larijani himself have been invited to the Munich security conference which analysts say may serve as a catalyst for a direct encounter between Iranian and U.S. officials.

Larijani said, "I have been officially invited to the Munich conference."

He said his speech at the conference will center on the Middle East crisis, energy, European security, and disarmament.

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