He further added "Based on what the US government has so far shown, it seems unlikely that they could turn reasonable and be able to hold a logical negotiation with Iran.”
The Ayatollah further said that the West must lay no conditions before the negotiations, and that Iran does still stress its right to enrich uranium, and it will not shut down the Fordo site.
"The continuation of enrichment and the recognition of Iran’s national rights to nuclear energy are our principal conditions for the negotiations,” he asserted.
Ayatollah Mojtahed Shabestari added "We believe that in major cases and international relations, the Supreme Leader is the decision maker and that the three branches work under his policies.”
He further pointed out that discrepancies between what Obama said at the UN General Assembly and what he said after his meeting with Netanyahu testify to his untruthfulness.
He added that as long as the West keeps the military option on the table, "our armed forces will hold their finger on the trigger.”