PressTV-‘US first has to stop wielding stick to talk with Iran’

American writer and retired professor James Petras has said that the understanding in Iran is very clear that the United States first has to stop wielding the stick and then Tehran will think of sitting with Washington on a negotiating table.

Petras, who has several books on Middle Eastern political issues, made the remarks in an interview on Tuesday with Press TV while commenting on a statement by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, who said on Monday that the Islamic Republic will not enter into new negotiations with the United States due to cheating and bullying nature of the US government.

Speaking in a meeting with a large group of Iranian people in Tehran, Ayatollah Khamenei dismissed talks with the US after President Donald Trump called for direct negotiations with Tehran, saying Washington is only after concessions. 

In a clear reference to Trump’s withdrawal from a landmark nuclear deal with Iran, called…

Read more