Top ayatollah: White House dreaming if it thinks Iran deal will lead to improved ties

The Obama administration is naive if it thinks the nuclear accord will lead to restored relations between the United States and Iran, a top Iranian cleric said on Sept. 24.

“The U.S. wants to say that, following [the conclusion of] the JCPOA, the ice has been broken between the two countries; but that is not the case,” Ayatollah Seyyed Ahmad Khatami said in a sermon following the Eid al-Adha prayers in Teheran.

“We are enemies with the U.S. because the U.S. supports the usurping Zionist regime (Israel).”

Khatami echoed the words of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in insisting that all international sanctions must be lifted, instead of merely suspended, under the nuclear framework.

Full article: Top ayatollah: White House dreaming if it thinks Iran deal will lead to improved ties (The World Tribune)

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