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Iran's supreme leader on nuke plans: America can't stop us

In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in Tehran

Making the comment on Thursday during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister , Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khameneni said, "Although doesn't want an atomic bomb, could not do anything" to stop Iran if it did."

Iran's says that while doesn't want an atomic bomb, " could not do anything" to stop Iran if it did.

Khamenei made the comment on Thursday during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister , who came to Tehran as an interlocutor for President Donald Trump to ease tensions between Washington and Tehran.

His visit may not have succeeded, however. Khamenei earlier was quoted as saying Iran "will in no way repeat" negotiations with the U.S. amid tension over its unraveling nuclear deal with world powers.

Khamenei's official website quoted him as telling Abe: "I don't regard Trump as deserving any exchange of messages and have no response for him and will give no response."

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