Khamenei Tweets: Iran Needs More Concessions

            On March 7, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei claimed that Western nations only acknowledged a “fraction” of Iran’s nuclear rights. “Western nations did not accomplish anything that can be construed as a concession.” His remarks to the Assembly of Experts, supplemented by several tweets, were his first public reaction to the nuclear talks in Kazakhstan held on February 26.

            Khamenei said Iran must wait until the next round of talks to assess the “integrity” of the world's six major powers — the United States, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom. Iran is scheduled to meet with them in Kazakhstan again in April.

            The Supreme Leader also tweeted a few comments on past diplomatic efforts. Khamenei claimed that he told Iranian officials to accept the 2010 nuclear deal brokered by Turkey and Brazil. But the United States “would not accept it,” he wrote. Khamenei argued that the United States wanted to claim that Iran “does not accept rational solutions.” The following are his remarks and tweets on diplomacy from March 7.