Iran Says US Talks 'Futile', Denounces Black American's Death

Iran's new parliament speaker said Sunday any negotiations with Washington would be "futile" as he denounced the death of a black American that has led to violent protests across the US.

Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf, a former commander of the Revolutionary Guards' air force, was elected speaker on Thursday of a chamber dominated by ultra-conservatives following February elections.

The newly formed parliament "considers negotiations with and appeasement of...