Iran’s Khamenei says negotiating with US won’t end recent ‘troubles’

“No Iranian can accept such conditions,” he said.

Khamenei also pointed to “the enormous voice of the nation that rang out” earlier this month during pro-government demonstrations, and for the funeral of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, whom the US assassinated in a 2020 drone strike in Baghdad.

“This immense crowd was the voice of the Iranian nation,” he said.

Khamenei made the comments to paramilitaries who visited him as part of celebrations for Basij week.

The Basij is a volunteer militia recruited under the auspices of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps,

“The problem is not a few rioters in the street, even if each rioter, each terrorist, must be punished,” Khamenei told the large assembly.

“The battlefield is much broader. The main enemy is the global arrogance,” he added, using Iran’s catch-all term for the United States and allies including Israel.

President Ebrahim Raisi on Saturday visited a Basij unit in Tehran and told them: “You have performed brilliantly in the fight against the rioters,” Tasnim news agency reported.

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