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'No promising outlook for US-Iran talks'
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Sarvari says Iran and the US are complete opposites when it comes to their main policies, in particular the issue of Israel.
Any talks between Iran and the United States would be a failure as the two countries are poles apart in their main policies, an Iranian lawmaker says.

Parviz Sarvari said that negotiations between Tehran and Washington would fail as the two countries were complete opposites when it came to their main policies, in particular the issue of Israel.

“The US has been the greatest guardian of Israel's interests, but on the other hand, Iran opposes the Zionists and supports the Palestinian interests. And because of this opposition, negotiations with the US is of no avail,” Fars news agency quoted Sarvari as saying on Wednesday.

Tehran and Washington cut off diplomatic relations 30 years ago following the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.

Officials in Tehran say they embrace talks but have ruled out the possibility of negotiations under the shadow of threats and sanctions.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said last week that Iran will not negotiate with the United States as long as it continues its threats and imposes sanctions on the country.

Ayatollah Khamenei said that there may be room for talks if the US drops sanctions and its threatening language against Iran.

The Leader also said that the US had to put an end to its superiority over other nations.

Iran has been under unilateral US sanctions for nearly three decades.

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