John Kerry Unsure How To Interpret Slap In The Face By Iran’s Khamenei

U.S. ‘disturbed’ by Iranian leader’s criticism after deal

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said a speech by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Saturday vowing to defy American policies in the region despite a deal with world powers over Tehran’s nuclear program was “very troubling”.

“I don’t know how to interpret it at this point in time, except to take it at face value, that that’s his policy,” he said in the interview with Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television.

“But I do know that often comments are made publicly and things can evolve that are different. If it is the policy, it’s very disturbing, it’s very troubling,” he added.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the highest authority in Iran, told supporters on Saturday that U.S. policies in the region were “180 degrees” opposed to Iran’s, in a Tehran speech punctuated by chants of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel”.

h/t Suze

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The ignoramus makes a fool of himself again.

    • He is such an ass.

    • terrence

      That is ALL lurch can do – make a fool of himself, because he is a complete fool.

    • Clausewitz

      Yeah, but we all know he’s going to get that long sought after Nobel Peace prize for this sham of a negotiation. Socialists love to give other Socialist prizes. Just like in Canada when they gave that murderer Morgantaleir the Order of Canada.

  • Ottawa Eyes

    They have been saying for 3,000 years: never to trust a Persian.

    • terrence

      A muslim Persian – lots of Persians are not muslim

      • Clausewitz

        Who said anything about Muslim’s? 3000 years is 1700 years before the first Muslims sullied the planet. Read some Greek history and you’ll find that many people had problems with Persia long before the Muslims showed.

  • Paulla

    The Ayatollah will do whatever Mohammed would have done.

  • Linda1000

    What do you expect when a Stone Age guy deals with the Ayatollah Stone Age regime?

  • mobuyus

    This clown should be slapping his own ugly mug.

  • Brett_McS

    John, you’re his bitch. That’s how you interpret it.

  • JohnfromToronto

    It is always fun to see Obama, Biden and Kerry in a picture. The original Three Stooges had more sense than these guys.

  • What was the moron expecting?

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    War must be avoided since the U.S. is in three Middle Eastern countries. The last thing the U.S. needs is another war which could destabilize the region even more. Most on here won’t agree with this analysis, but frankly war hasn’t worked since 9/11. Too bad for the interventionist crowd, who believe war is the solution to every problem. Libya didn’t have to be attacked. The same with Iraq. Iran would be a mistake to attack since they are fighting the problem in Northern Iraq.