Iran's Khamenei says not optimistic about nuclear talks : IRNA

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Posted: Feb 17, 2014 4:24 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday he was not optimistic about the nuclear talks with world powers, but was not opposed to them, the official news agency IRNA reported.

Speaking on the eve of the talks with world powers in Vienna, Khamenei told a large crowd in Iran's Azerbaijan province: "I have said before that ... I am not optimistic about the talks and it will not lead anywhere, but I am not opposed either."

(Reporting by Michelle Moghtader; Editing by Janet Lawrence)