By Marcus George, Reuters
Published at 7:18 a.m. ET: Iran's supreme leader on Thursday rejected an offer of direct talks made by Vice President Joe Biden this week, saying they would not solve the problems between them, Iranian media reported.
"Some naive people like the idea of negotiating with America, however, negotiations will not solve the problems," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a speech to officials and members of Iran's aerospace force, IRIB reported. Read the full story.