Neither a war will happen; nor will we negotiate: Imam Khamenei

On the eighth day of the auspicious month of Ramadan, the heads of power branches, officials and government authorities as well as a group of senior managers of various sectors, members of parliament, political, social and cultural activists met with the Leader of the Islamic Revolution— Ayatollah Khamenei— this afternoon May 14, 2019.

In this meeting, the Supreme Leader stressed that negotiating certain national assets is absolutely harmful and held: Some people in the country claim there is no harm in negotiating. Negotiating is poisonous as long as the U.S. continues with the same course of action; besides, negotiating with the current government of the United States is all the more poisonous.

His Eminence further explained: Negotiation is a mutual give and take. But the United States has targeted our strengths.

Ayatollah Khamenei slammed U.S. efforts to take Iran’s defensive capabilities away and asserted: They talk about negotiating our defense capabilities, and question the range of our missiles. They say: ‘you must reduce this range so that if we ever strike on your bases you won’t be able to strike back at our bases!’ Or, for instance, they seek to negotiate about our strategic influence in the region, meaning they want us to back away.

The Leader of the Revolution described U.S. authorities as not committed and held: Negotiating is wrong, even with an upright person. Those in the U.S. government are not even upright and they do not abide by anything.