Iran Supreme Leader Backs Nuke Deal, Accuses Obama of 'Threats' - NBC New York
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Iran Supreme Leader Backs Nuke Deal, Accuses Obama of 'Threats'



    Meeting Veterans’ Special Needs in Hospice
    In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader on Saturday, July 11, 2015, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attends a meeting with university students in Tehran, Iran.

    Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei voiced support for the nuclear deal with world powers while accusing President Barack Obama of threatening his country, NBC News reported. 

    Khamenei ordered the July 14 deal be implemented subject to certain conditions, according to a letter on his official website on Wednesday. The deal with the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China formally took effect on Sunday, although Iran must further restrict its nuclear program before economic sanctions are dropped.

    "US deceptive involvement in nuclear talks has been intended to advance their hostile policies towards Iran." Khamenei said in one of his tweets. 

    He also said the U.S. and European Union must announce that they were dropping sanctions before Iran completely fulfilled its obligations.