Iran’s supreme leader says Tehran will never coordinate with the United States on Syria and other regional conflicts.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in remarks published on his website July 3 that "we don't want such coordination as their main objective is to stop Iran's presence in the region."
The remarks were transcriptions from a recent speech to students.
Khamenei also repeated demands for the United States to stop interfering in the region, where Tehran views Washington as a hostile rival.
The two are on opposite sides of the Syria conflict, where Tehran supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against rebel groups, some supported by the West.
Tehran also rejects any coordination with the U.S.-led coalition that is bombing the Islamic State extremist group in Syria and Iraq.
However, Tehran does separately support Baghdad and Damascus in their battles with the group.