TEHRAN, IRAN (Worthy News)-- Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei asserted that the Obama Administration had taken the option of a military intervention against the Islamic republic off the table.
"They realized that military attacks are as dangerous or even more dangerous for the assaulting country as they are for the country attacked," Iran's spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said in a New York Times report.
A "military attack is not a priority for Americans now," he concluded. "They have renounced the idea of any military actions."
Ayatollah Khamenei's speech took place on the 25th anniversary of the death of his predecessor, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic republic.
Iran is currently engaged in negotiations with world powers, which want guarantees that the Iranian nuclear program is peaceful.
However, Iranian demands the ability to produce fuel for its Bushehr nuclear power plant remains a point of contention. Negotiators point out if Iran was allowed to produce it own nuclear fuel, and then the breakout time to produce enough highly enriched uranium for an atomic bomb can take place in a short period.
The negotiations will resume in mid-June in Vienna, with Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia – plus Germany.