Iran must stand strong against US on regional conflicts: Khamenei

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Tehran—Iran’s supreme leader said the Islamic republic must stand strong against Washington on the region’s conflicts, in an address on Sunday to commanders of the elite Republican Guards force.
“The Americans insist we negotiate with them on regional issues, especially on Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in the speech published on his official website.
“What is their main goal for requesting these talks? They have no aim but to prevent the presence in the region of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the main factor of America’s failures,” said Khamenei.
Khamenei stressed that military power and intimidation were the most effective means to keep foreign threats at bay.— AFP