Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei hailed efforts of the nuclear negotiating team which led to nuclear agreement with world powers. Obviously, the regime believes they got a good deal.
The Iranian Republic News Agency reported:
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Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a letter to President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday hailed efforts of the Iranian nuclear negotiating team which led to a first step agreement with the world powers in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Supreme Leader’s letter was in response to an earlier letter sent by President Rouhani to Ayatollah Khamenei in which the Iranian President had felicitated the Supreme Leader on the nuclear breakthrough made in Geneva by the Iranian negotiating team and the Group 5+1 (US, Britain, Russia, China, France and Germany).
The deal was made after intensive negotiations between the two sides.
The EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton who represented the Group 5+1 during the talks referred to the nuclear deal as a “first-step agreement on Iranˈs nuclear program.”
“Definitely, the success was made relying on the divine blessing and the support of the Iranian nation,” said the Supreme Leader.
Ayatollah Khamenei stressed, “Iranian authorities should always maintain the spirit of resisting against excessive demanding.”