The Final Deal: Khamenei Letter to Rouhani

July 15, 2015

On July 15, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei sent a letter to President Hassan Rouhani expressing gratitude to the negotiating team, one day after Iran and the world's six major powers agreed on a final nuclear deal. But he cautioned that "some" nations involved in the talks are "not trustworthy." The following is the full text of the letter, via Khamenei’s official Twitter account.

Dear Mr. President,
 
With greetings and gratitude for your great efforts, first I would like to extend my intimate gratitude to constant and tireless efforts of the nuclear negotiations team and pray for Divine blessings for them. Further, bringing negotiations to a conclusion was a milestone; the prepared text, however, needs careful scrutiny and must be directed into the defined legal process, and in case of approval, be concerned about possible violation of commitments by the other parties and close paths to it. You are well aware that some of the six states participating in negotiations are not trustworthy at all.
 
I expect our dear nation to maintain unity and dignity so that national interests can be achieved in a peaceful and wisely atmosphere.
 
Sayyid Ali Khamenei
July 15, 2015