September 25, 2018 / 9:15 AM / in a month

Top aide to Khamenei rejects U.S. offer to meet Iranian leaders - IRNA

LONDON (Reuters) - The top adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that an offer by Washington to meet with Iranian leaders including Khamenei would never be accepted.

FILE PHOTO: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential election in Tehran June 12, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz//File Photo

Asked about an offers made by U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet Iranian leaders, Ali Akbar Velayati was quoted as saying by news agency IRNA: “Trump’s and Pompeo’s dream would never come to reality.”

Pompeo made his offer on Fox News on Sunday.

Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin; editing by John Stonestreet

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