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Iran 'highly sceptical' on US-North Korea nuclear talks

AFP  |  Tehran 

said today that it remains dubious about the prospects for talks between the and North Korea, and warned to be highly vigilant about Washington's promises.

"As regards US behaviour, approach and its intentions, we are highly sceptical and look at its actions with utter pessimism," told reporters in

"For the time being we cannot be optimistic about the United States' behaviour, and the government of must approach this issue with absolute vigilance," he added.

Ghasemi said US Donald Trump's actions in abandoning the 2015 nuclear deal with and other international agreements, had shown he was an unreliable partner.

"We would like peace, stability and security to be established in the Korean Peninsula," he said, but added that experience in dealing with the US and Trump had left it with "much pessimism".

Trump and North Korean leader arrived in on Sunday for an unprecedented summit, with the US demanding complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation.

It comes just over a month after the US pulled out of the landmark nuclear deal with and other world powers that put strict restrictions on the Islamic republic's nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 13:40 IST