Iran’s Leader Denounces West Over Nuclear Talks Extension -- Irish Times
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says US and Europe have failed to bring Iran ‘to its knees’
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has said the West has failed to bring Iran “to its knees” over its nuclear programme.
Meeting Muslim clerics in Tehran, the ayatollah dismissed the diplomatic and economic pressure that world powers have brought to bear on his country over its nuclear ambitions. He spoke the day after a deadline for concluding an agreement was extended for seven months.
“In the nuclear issue, America and colonial European countries got together and did their best to bring the Islamic Republic to its knees, but they could not do so – and they will not be able to do so,” the ayatollah’s personal website quoted him as saying.
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