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August 2, 2016 10:02 am

Khamenei Distances Himself From Iran Nuclear Deal, Cites ‘Futility of Negotiations’ With US

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Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei distanced himself from the nuclear deal on Monday. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei distanced himself from the nuclear deal on Monday. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

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.

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