Iranian nuclear deal won’t change policy toward US, says Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran’s supreme leader said on Saturday that the historic nuclear deal with world powers struck this week would not change Iran’s policy towards the United States.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a televised speech that US policy in the Middle East was not in line with Tehran’s strategy. Iran would continue to support its allies in the Middle East including the Lebanese Hezbollah, Palestinian resistance groups and the Syrian government, he said.


Which makes a great deal of sense on reading this next piece…

The Deal Wasn’t About Iran’s Nukes

If you think the United States just struck a poor nuclear deal with Iran, you’re right; but if that’s your key takeaway, you’re missing the point. Iran’s nuclear program was last on the list of the Obama administration’s priorities in talking to Tehran. The administration readily caved on Iran’s nukes because it viewed the matter only as a timely pretense for achieving other cherished aims. These were: (1) preventing an Israeli attack on Iran; (2) transforming the United States into a more forgiving, less imposing power; (3) establishing diplomacy as a great American good in itself; (4) making Iran into a great regional power; and (5), ensuring the legacies of the president and secretary of state as men of vision and peace.

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  • Norman_In_New_York

    Obama will have a serious problem with his legacy if he has to use his veto to thwart the will of the majority.

    • Millie_Woods

      His legacy in the Islamic world is what matters to him. Remember his Cairo speech? It was meant to signal that one of the faithful was in charge of the great satan. And his every action since then has been to weaken America and subordinate it to Islam. He’s a Trojan horse, the Manchurian candidate, the ‘other’. Americans were fools to elect him.

      • tom_billesley

        He’s legacy in the islamic world? He’s always going to be regarded as an inferior ‘abd.

        • True that’s where Obama wants to be revered.

        • Millie_Woods

          Sort of like republican politicians governing like democrats thinking they’ll be respected by liberals. But In spite of all their wooing, they’re still regarded as knuckle dragging troglodytes. It doesn’t stop them from trying though.

  • UCSPanther

    Obama’s supporters have basically been saying “You will get Munich II and you will like it”. We don’t have to, simply because we know what is coming…

    Obama and Kerry’s names will be cursed by historians and the people of the Middle East when all is said and done…

    • They have basically said to Israel if you strike Iran you will be disowned.

    • Herr Wolf

      at least Hebrew won’t be heard in the ME any more

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …oh look, they’ve cleaned up their hands for dinner, buckets of the Dirty Bird from KFC…..

  • Ottawa Eyes

    Having had two Shiite fathers, Obama’s concerns was a Shia hegemony in the Middle East and disposing of Israels and its Jews.

    • He is a slime.

    • Wow, I didn’t know this, about his being Shia.Thanks for the info.

  • ” The administration readily caved on Iran’s nukes because it viewed the matter only as a timely pretense for achieving other cherished aims. These were: (1) preventing an Israeli attack on Iran; (2) transforming the United States into a more forgiving, less imposing power; (3) establishing diplomacy as a great American good in itself; (4) making Iran into a great regional power; and (5), ensuring the legacies of the president and secretary of state as men of vision and peace.” – this says it all.