May 16, 2018 / 10:17 AM / 12 days ago

Khamenei aide casts doubt on talks with Europeans to save Iran nuclear deal - FARS

LONDON (Reuters) - The top advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday he doubted Tehran’s talks with European nations to save the nuclear deal after U.S. withdrew from it would be fruitful.

FILE PHOTO: Ali Akbar Velayati, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's top adviser on international affairs, arrives to deliver a news conference after meeting with Lebanon's Prime Minister Tammam Salam at the government palace in Beirut May 18, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

“I doubt that the talks with the Europeans will be fruitful. I hope we see good results, but .... we should become self-sufficient,” Ali Akbar Velayati was quoted as saying by Fars news agency.

Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin; editing by John Stonestreet

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