Iran Supreme Ayatollah: Nuclear Talks Show US Hates Islam, Muslims, We Thought We'd Talk to "Satan" If We Could Limit His Evil

After hawks in the Senate tried to scuttle talks, Iran's ayatollah gives it a go


Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday that nuclear negotiations with world powers had revealed US "enmity" towards the Islamic state.

He was speaking hours before the resumption of talks in Geneva.

"We had announced previously that on certain issues, if we feel it is expedient, we would negotiate with the Satan (the United States) to deter its evil," Khamenei told a gathering, reported by the official IRNA news agency.