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TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's top authority said the new U.S. administration was showing no sign of trying to correct its predecessor's "big mistakes" in the region, including Afghanistan, Iranian media reported on Wednesday.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made his comments at a meeting with visiting Turkish President Abdullah Gul, whose country recently said it was working to create "better understanding" between the United States and Iran.
Khamenei has final say on matters of state, including foreign relations.
"Khamenei has final say on matters of state, including foreign relations."
"President Barack Obama has offered to engage Iran in direct talks if the Islamic Republic "unclenches its fist," in a major shift from the approach of George W. Bush."
"In the cases of Afghanistan and Iraq, the American government made a big mistake and the stance of the current American government on the issue of Gaza is one of America's other big mistakes," the official IRNA news agency quoted Khamenei as telling Gul on Tuesday night."