Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has warned that his country will not allow the United States to spoil the possibility of reaching a nuclear deal with the major world powers. Khamenei's remarks came in response to an open letter signed by 47 Republican senators on Monday in which they insisted that an agreement could be ignored after President Barack Obama leaves office.
Khamenei has the ultimate word on all strategic affairs in Iran. He praised the Iranian negotiating team and described them as "faithful custodians" in the face of the "deceptive" great power, ISNA reported.
The supreme leader's usual scepticism about the United States was made clear in his remarks. "Iranian officials know what they should do," he insisted, "and they are well aware of what to do if an agreement is reached; they will not allow the US administration to break it."