Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei held that "some people in the country claim there is no harm in negotiating. Negotiating is poisonous as long as the U.S. continues with the same course of action; besides, negotiating with the current government of the U.S. is all the more poisonous... those in the U.S. government are not even upright and they do not abide by anything". He also assessed that "there is not a military confrontation because no war is to happen. We don't seek a war nor do they... this confrontation is a confrontation of willpower, and our willpower is stronger".
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