Tehran rejects talks with Trump

Tehran rejects talks with Trump

Tehran ruled out negotiations with U.S. President Donald Trump over Tehran’s military capabilities and regional influence, Iranian government spokesman Mohammad Bagher Nobakht said.

"There are no grounds or logic to talk to such a person. Public opinion would not welcome that either," ISNA news agency cited Nobakht as saying.

On Saturday, over 100 activists associated with the moderate and reformist camps in Iranian politics welcomed Trump’s deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un envisaging a complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

In a statement published by Iranian media, the activists urged Tehran to start direct negotiations with Washington “with no preconditions” to resolve decades of enmity between the two countries dating to Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution.