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Iran’s speaker rules out talks, compromise with U.S. – Xinhua (www.xinhuanet.com)

TEHRAN, May 31 (Xinhua) — Iran’s new Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf on Sunday ruled out the likelihood of talks with United States, saying the negotiations with Washinton is not for the interests of the country, state TV reported.

The Iranian parliament considers the negotiations and compromise with the United States as “futile and harmful,” he said.

He stressed the strategic policy of the Islamic republic is to expel the U.S. forces from the region.

“The new parliament regards the fight against the world arrogance as an ideological cause and a strategic interest of Iran,” Qalibaf was also quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency.

On Thursday, the new parliament meeting, dominated by the principlists, elected Qalibaf overwhelmingly as the new speaker. Enditem

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