Iran Supreme Leader: Sanctions Didn't Matter Because We Already Decided to Negotiate With "Satan" on Certain Issues, Talks About to Resume Reveal Hostility Toward Iran

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, is doing his part to up the rhetoric before nuclear talks between Iran, the US, and four other countries resume in Geneva today.

From the Jerusalem Post:

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.

You can read the Iranian state-run news agency's English language-version of the report on Khamenei's comments here.

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