Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei addresses a meeting with thousands of Iranians from different provinces in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on August 1, 2016. © khamenei.ir
New York Times: Iran’s Top Leader Distances Himself from Nuclear Pact, Which He Once Supported
Iran’s top leader distanced himself on Monday from the nuclear agreement reached with major powers a year ago, accusing the United States of failing to honor pledges in the accord and citing “the futility of negotiations with the Americans.”
In blunt remarks prominently featured in Iran’s state news media, the senior leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said the talks that led to the nuclear agreement in July 2015 should be regarded as an instructive lesson on the dangers posed by interactions with governments he regards as enemies.
Ayatollah Khamenei, who has the final word on Iran’s national security and other vital issues, did not suggest that he wanted to abandon the agreement, which took effect in January and sharply limited Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of many Western economic sanctions.
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