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US State Dept calls Iran leader's comment 'a threat', declines to respond to 'posturing'

US State Department spokesman Ned Price speaks during a news briefing on February 3, 2021, at the State Department in Washington, DC [JACQUELYN MARTIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images]
US State Department spokesman Ned Price speaks during a news briefing on February 3, 2021, at the State Department in Washington, DC [JACQUELYN MARTIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images]

US State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Monday said a comment by Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei about uranium enrichment "sounds like a threat" and declined to respond to what he described as "hypotheticals" and "posturing", Reuters reported.

Price reiterated US willingness to engage in talks with Iran about returning to the 2015 nuclear deal.

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