Tehran denies Reuters report on Iran-US talks

Tehran denies Reuters report on Iran-US talks
Thu Jun 13, 2013 13:20:44

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has rejected Reuters News Agency claims on foreign minister’s letter to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on possible talks between Iran and US.

Abbas Araqchi brushed off such Western media claims on US-Iran negotiations, adding that “These are fanciful and baseless allegations which are spread on the eve of presidential election and aimed at deviating public opinion from the ongoing developments.”

“These claims had been repeated time and time again,” Araqchi noted.

The report comes as the Islamic Republic is preparing to run for the 11th presidential election which is slated for Friday, June 14, 2013.

Six presidential hopefuls campaign to win the elections, after two candidates withdraw from the race just days ahead of the election.

Washington severed ties with Tehran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution victory in Iran. Relations between the two former allies worsened after the former US embassy in Tehran or “Den of Espionage” was shut down by a group of young revolutionary university students.