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  3/22/2013, Nisan 11, 5773

Iran's Supreme Leader: We're Open to Direct Talks with U.S.

As he threatened to "annihilate" the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa if Iran comes under attack by the Jewish state, the Islamic Republic's supreme leader also signalled on Thursday openness to U.S. offers to hold direct talks on his country's disputed nuclear drive.

Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has the final say in all decisions on Iran's nuclear program, which the West suspects is cover for a drive for a weapons capability.