Iran’s interior minister says US ‘not trustworthy’ for talks

Iran does not trust the US as a negotiating partner, the country’s interior minister said on Tuesday. The statement came a day after US President Donald Trump offered to meet his Iranian counterpart for talks without preconditions, Reuters said. “The United States is not trustworthy. How can we trust this country when it withdraws unilaterally from the nuclear deal?” Fars news agency quoted Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli as saying. In a separate statement, the head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations said on Tuesday that Tehran saw no value in Trump’s offer to hold talks with the Iranian president. “Based on our bad experiences in negotiations with America and based on the US officials’ violation of their commitments, it is natural that we see no value in Trump’s proposal,” Kamal Kharazi said.