Iran Rejects U.S. Offer for Direct Talks, Says Won't Be Frightened by 'Gun Threats'

Khamenei's declaration comes just days after Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akhbar Salehi said he would give 'positive consideration' to comments by Biden regarding by the possibility of direct talks.

Iran's supreme leader on Thursday strongly rejected proposals for direct talks with the United States, effectively quashing suggestions for a breakthrough...