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Iran's stance towards 'arrogant' U.S. won't change: Khamenei

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 15:40, July 18, 2015

TEHRAN, July 18 -- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday the nuclear agreement would not change the country's stance towards the 'arrogant' United States.

Iran would remain firm on its foreign policies, including its relations with the United States, despite the deal reached with world major countries on its nuclear program, Khamenei said in a speech broadcast live and marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Whether the deal would be endorsed by the UN Security Council or not, Iran would not change its policy towards the 'arrogant' United States, he said.

Neither would the deal affect Iran's regional policy, he said, adding that the country would not change its support for its friends and allies in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Bahrain.

He also said that Iran would not allow infiltration into its military facilities under the pretense of implementing the deal, which is the goal of some Western powers.

Iran and the six countries -- Russia, France, Britain, China, the United States and Germany -- reached an agreement on Tuesday on the Iranian nuclear issue that will put Iran on the path of sanctions relief but impose more strict limits on its nuclear program.

The deal is expected to be endorsed by a UN Security Council resolution in the coming days.

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