February 19, 2015 | Quote
Top Iranian Nuke Negotiator Ordered to Stop Screaming at Kerry
The State Department declined to comment on reports about the Iranian Foreign Minister’s conversations with the Iranian Supreme Leader.
Meanwhile, Khamenei, in a speech this week, said that Iran would impose its own sanctions on the West.
“If [there] is to be any sanction imposed, the Iranian nation too can impose sanction [on them] and it will do so,” Khamenei was quoted as saying by the Fars News Agency.
“Iran has also made it clear again and again that the U.S. should leave the Middle East and the Muslim world,” said Saeed Ghasseminejad, an Iranian dissident who is an associate fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. “Both Zarif and Khamenei see themselves on a holy mission. They may have different assessments of what is the best way to reach their goal, which is to defeat the pharaoh of the time, but they have no doubt who is the pharaoh of the time: The West, the U.S., and Israel.”
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