As Deadline Nears, Khamenei Lays Out Impossible Red Lines for Nuclear Talks

Some six weeks before the conclusion of crucial nuclear talks between P5+1 world powers and Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a Twitter feed he is believed to operate, posted a graphic laying out 11 non-negotiable “red lines,” beyond which his country’s negotiators would, presumably, not budge.

“During the past year, Ayatollah Khamenei, in line with his support for the Iranian negotiators, has also stressed on the Iranian nation’s rights and has called it necessary to observe the red lines in the course of the nuclear talks,” the infographic, which was posted on Sunday, said.

The talks with the P5+1 include the U.S., Britain, France, China and Russia – the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany.

The list, essentially, rules out any agreement acceptable to the west, and particularly, Israel.

In September, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said Iran missed an August 25 deadline, by which time Tehran was obligated to clarify five issues connected to developing nuclear weapons…