Iran’s Khamenei rules out interviews with nuclear scientists

ANKARA – Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Wednesday Tehran would not accept “unreasonable demands” by world powers over its disputed nuclear program and ruled out letting inspectors interview its atomic scientists. The comments, broadcast live on state TV, were the latest in a series of forthright statements on inspections in the countdown to a June

30 deadline to resolve a decade-old standoff over Iran’s nuclear work. Responding to Khamenei, the United States made clear that failure to resolve questions about Iran’s past nuclear work would be a problem in the negotiations. “We will never yield to pressure … We will not accept unreasonable demands … Iran will not give access to its (nuclear) scientists,” Khamenei said. “We will not allow the privacy of our nuclear scientists or any other important issue to be violated.”



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