Iran’s supreme leader opposes nuclear deal
(Worthy News) – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is opposed to a landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers last month, a prominent Iranian hard-liner claimed Saturday.
Hossein Shariatmadari, editor of the daily newspaper Kayhan and a representative of Khamenei, made the comments in an editorial Saturday. It was the first time someone publicly claimed where Khamenei, who has final say on all state matters, stands on the deal.
Khamenei has not publicly approved or disapproved of the deal. However, he has repeatedly offered words of support for Iran’s nuclear negotiators. Moderates believe the deal would have never been reached without Khamenei’s private approval.
Iran’s parliament and the Supreme National Security Council will consider the agreement in the coming days. The deal calls for limiting Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions. [ Source ]