Leader warns of trickery in Iran nuclear talks
Iran Press TV
Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:30AM
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has urged the Iranian negotiators in the nuclear talks with the P5+1 group of world powers to exercise vigilance over the subterfuge of the other side.
'The team assigned by [Iranian] President [Hassan Rouhani] to [attend] the talks constitute good, reliable and sympathetic individuals who are trying to secure the country's interests,' said the Leader on Thursday in a meeting with the members of the Assembly of Experts and the body's newly-elected Chairman Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi on Thursday.
Nevertheless, the Leader expressed misgivings over potential duplicity by the P5+1 in the negotiations.
"Of course, I'm concerned because the other side is into deception, trickery and backstabbing," Ayatollah Khamenei underlined.
The Leader also noted that the letter sent by US senators to Iranian officials revealed the collapse of political ethics in the US system.
Ayatollah Khamenei then underlined that the other parties to the talks, particularly the US, adopt a harsher tone whenever the deadline for reaching a comprehensive deal approaches.
"This is part of their ploys and tricks," said the Leader.
Ayatollah Khamenei then lashed out at the White House for accusing Tehran of terrorism, dismissing the accusation as "ludicrous, cheap and disgusting."
Elsewhere in the remarks, the Leader took a swipe at efforts aimed at tarnishing the image of Islam, saying "Islamophobia will backfire" and, instead, put Islam at the center of attention for people around the world.
Ayatollah Khamenei then noted that pure Islam, which supports the oppressed and is against oppression and reactionary attitudes, should be introduced and promoted.
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