Iran's Revolutionary Guard chief criticizes open letter

100 Iranian activists wrote an open letter in which they asked Iranian leaders to hold "direct and unconditional talks" with the U.S. to solve its differences with Washington.

19 June 2018 | 12:14

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 19 June 2018 | 12:14

This photo shows Iranian Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, on September 6, 2011. (AP Photo)

TEHRAN, Iran: The chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard says the Iranian activists who signed an open letter last week asking Iran's leaders to take part in direct talks with Washington are "companions of the enemy."

The website of the Guard on Tuesday quoted Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari as saying "their recent action is a 100-signature letter asking for talks with Trump. They have accompanied the U.S., the enemy of the people."

"Possibly some of them were assigned" to sign the letter, he said, without offering evidence.

On Sunday, Iranian media reported that 100 Iranian activists, mostly foreign-based, wrote an open letter in which they asked Iranian leaders to hold "direct and unconditional talks" with the U.S. to solve its differences with Washington.

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