Iran's Khamenei rejects talks with Trump

U.S. not going to respond to Khamenei's 'no talks' statements

"As we saw in the past, consumers are hit by the most in trade wars, which increase products' prices".

The Trump administration renewed sanctions on Iran last week and the Iranian currency quickly plummeted. "We need lower tariffs, more open markets and less protectionism worldwide", the minister told Bild am Sonntag, while responding to a question on Trump's new tariffs on Turkey and China.

"Recently, US officials have been talking blatantly about us".

Khamenei reportedly said Monday that the withdrawal from the nuclear pact "is a clear proof that American can not be trusted".

In May, the United States pulled out of a 2015 deal between world powers and Tehran under which global sanctions on Iran were lifted in return for curbs on its nuclear program.

The imposed sanctions target Iran's gold and precious metals, as well as the purchase of cars manufactured in the USA and U.S. dollars.

Washington says negotiating a tougher nuclear deal than the one sealed in 2015 is Iran's only escape-route from the sanctions.

Khamenei, whose remarks on Monday come amid a sharp fall in the rial currency that has prompted angry protests, criticized the government of President Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist cleric who championed the 2015 deal aimed at ending Iran's political and economic isolation.

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But Khamenei criticised conservatives who called for Rouhani's resignation, saying they were inadvertently "playing into the hands of the enemy".

Turning to the US sanctions against Iran, the minister said Germany and its European Union allies would continue to support companies doing business with Iran despite USA pressure.

"With better management and more efficient planning we can resist the sanctions and overcome them", Khamenei said, in an apparent effort to deflect public anger over the deteriorating economy toward Rouhani's government.

Iran's rial currency has lost about half of its value since April in anticipation of the renewed United States sanctions, driven mainly by heavy demand for dollars among ordinary Iranians trying to protect their savings.

The cost of living has also soared, sparking sporadic demonstrations against profiteering and corruption, with many protesters chanting anti-government slogans.

"The corrupt people [officials] should be punished firmly", Khamenei said on Monday.

Defying U.S. demands to curb its missile program, state TV reported on Monday that Iran had unveiled a new short range ballistic missile.

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