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08/02/16

Tehran rejects non-nuclear negotiations with Washington

Source: Tehran Times

TEHRAN - Tehran has stressed it has had no dialogue with Washington on issues other than those related to Iran's nuclear program. CIA Director John Brennan had said in a session at the Aspen Institute that Washington and Tehran keep exchanging ideas on a wide range of issues.

"The CIA director is not in the position to make irrelevant remarks about Iran's domestic affairs," said Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahran Qassemi on Monday.

The spokesman branded such comments as "psycho war" which are aimed at "breeding division and bipolarity within the Iranian society."

"We reject and condemn this," he added.

Late July, Qassemi told the Kyodo news agency that while "there may have been some convergence on regional issues, but negotiations have been solely on the nuclear issue."

He also put the prospect of an all-out diplomatic thaw between Washington and Tehran too distant, citing numerous hurdles on the path to normalization.

Also, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei emphasized in a meeting with people from all walks of life that Iran has learnt from the nuclear deal that further negotiations with the U.S. on other issues are futile, citing the Americans' lack of commitment to their promises.

Though Iran and the U.S. both fight Daesh and other terrorist groups, they hold divergent views on the Syrian conflict.

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