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June 24, 2015 9:40 am

Iran’s Khamenei Toughens ‘Red Lines’ for Nuclear Deal Days Ahead of Deadline

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei  toughened his demands for the Iranian nuclear deal. Photo: Wikipedia.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei toughened his demands for the Iranian nuclear deal. Photo: Wikipedia.

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dramatically toughened his country’s red lines for a nuclear deal Tuesday in an intervention during a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani and top officials.

Contradicting agreements reached in a preliminary accord in Lausanne in April, and speaking days before a permanent deal is supposed to be finalized, Khamenei said he would “not accept long-term limitations” on his country’s nuclear program, and insisted on the right to ongoing nuclear research and development.

Read full story at The Times of Israel.

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