Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Iran’s Supreme Leader who despite the picture above has never been a member of the Supremes (he doesn’t look that bad in a pink dress), has banned any further negotiations with the great Satan, the U.S.A..
Khamenei, the highest authority in the Islamic Republic, already said last month there would be no more talks with the United States after the nuclear deal, but has not previously declared an outright ban.
His statements directly contradict those of moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who says his government is ready to hold talks with the United States on how to resolve the conflict in Syria, where the two countries back opposing sides.
Khamenei’s statements made to the Revolutionary Guards Navy commanders also broke President Obama’s heart as he was convinced that being nice to Iran would get niceness in return. There is even a rumor he had Secretary Kerry put a smiley face next to his signature on the P5+1 deal.
“Negotiations with the United States open gates to their economic, cultural, political and security influence. Even during the nuclear negotiations they tried to harm our national interests.,” Khamenei was quoted as saying on his website.
“Our negotiators were vigilant but the Americans took advantage of a few chances,” he said.
Khamenei also said talking to the United States brought only disadvantages to Iran.
“Through negotiations Americans seek to influence Iran … but there are naive people in Iran who don’t understand this,” Khamenei was quoted as saying to the IRGC commanders, who are also running much of Iran’s military involvement in Syria.
Hundreds of Iranian troops arrived in Syria last month, sources told Reuters, where they will join government forces and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies in a major ground offensive backed by Russian air strikes.
The only ones who may be surprised by the Supreme Leader’s statement are the naïve liberals who truly believe that terrorist supporting, rogue regimes really want to change.