Just three days after Iran and six world powers reached a landmark nuclear deal, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei took to a public podium with a message that read “We Will Trample On America” and “We Will Defeat The United States” to announce that his nation’s policy toward America would not change.
Khamenei said, “Our policy toward the arrogant U.S. government won’t change at all, We have no negotiations with America about various global and regional issues. We have no negotiations on bilateral issues.”
Given the reservations that many U.S. leaders have over this deal and the administration trying desperately to get it passed through Congress, these comments could not come at a worse time.
When asked to comment, Secretary of State John Kerry said “I don’t know how to interpret it at this point in time, except to take it at face value, that that’s his policy. But I do know that often comments are made publicly and things can evolve that are different. If it is the policy, it’s very disturbing, it’s very troubling, and we’ll have to wait and see.”
Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s speech last Friday vowing that his country’s policy against the “arrogant” United States would not change was “disturbing,” Secretary of State John Kerry says.
The address came three days after Iran and six world powers reached a landmark agreement on the country’s nuclear program.
In an interview Monday with Saudi-owned Al Arabiya, as quoted by the network on Tuesday, Kerry said he would take the comments for what they are.
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