Khamenei Warns US Presidential Candidates on Nuclear Deal

June 14, 2016
khameneiOn June 14, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned that if the next U.S. president tears up the nuclear deal, Iran will “set fire to it.” He appeared to be referencing remarks by presumptive Republican candidate for president, Donald J. Trump. “My number one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran,” Trump said in March 2016.

In an address marking the holy month of Ramadan, Khamenei also highlighted Iran’s compliance with the agreement while accusing the United States of not fulfilling all of its commitments. He told a told a group of high-ranking government and army officials that the United States has a hostile attitude toward Iran that cannot be changed through negotiations. The following are excerpts from his speech posted on his official Twitter account.