The Iranian hardliner being “the Supreme Leader” himself – the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Khamenei, like Obama and Kerry, denounced the letter by US Republican senators, which threatens to undo any nuclear deal between Washington and Tehran. Khamenei also called allegations of Iranian involvement with terrorism “risible” and called the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “Zionist clown.”
Via the Jerusalem Post:
Mehr quoted Khamenei as saying: “Of course I am worried, because the other side is known for opacity, deceit and backstabbing.”
“Every time we reach a stage where the end of the negotiations is in sight, the tone of the other side, specifically the Americans, becomes harsher, coarser and tougher. This is the nature of their tricks and deceptions.”
The negotiations, which resume in Lausanne, Switzerland, next week, are at a critical juncture as the sides try to meet an end of March target for an interim deal, with a final deal in June.
Khamenei added that US accusations of Iranian involvement in terrorism were risible. He also criticized a speech to Congress by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this month that warned the United States it was negotiating a bad deal with Iran that could spark a nuclear nightmare.
“When this Zionist clown spoke at Congress, members of the US government made remarks to deny any role in this event,” a message on Khamenei’s Twitter account read following his meeting with the clerics.
“Zionist clown”, huh? Harsh. But then – a senior Obama official reportedly called Netanyahu, “chickenshit” a few months ago, which may actually be worse.
But yeah – those treasonous Republicans sure have a lot more in common with the Iranian hardliners because they want to prevent them from getting nukes – than our Dear Leader who seems to have the same goals and the same enemies as the Iranian Dear Leader.