Leader warns of trickery in Iran nuclear talks

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei addresses the members of Iran's Assembly of Experts, Tehran, March 12, 2015.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei addresses the members of Iran’s Assembly of Experts, Tehran, March 12, 2015.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has urged the Iranian negotiators in the nuclear talks with the P5+1 group of world powers to exercise vigilance over the subterfuge of the other side.   

“The team assigned by [Iranian] President [Hassan Rouhani] to [attend] the talks constitute good, reliable and sympathetic individuals who are trying to secure the country’s interests,” said the Leader in a meeting with the chairman and members of the Assembly of Experts on Thursday.

Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi was appointed as the new chairman of the Assembly of Experts on Tuesday.

Nevertheless, the Leader expressed misgivings over potential duplicity by the P5+1 in the negotiations.

“Of course, I’m concerned because the other side is into deception, trickery and backstabbing,” Ayatollah Khamenei underlined.

The Leader also noted that the letter sent by US senators to Iranian officials revealed the collapse of political ethics in the US system.

Ayatollah Khamenei then underlined that the other parties to the talks, particularly the US, adopt a harsher tone whenever the deadline for reaching a comprehensive deal approaches.

“This is part of their ploys and tricks,” said the Leader.

Ayatollah Khamenei then lashed out at the White House for accusing Tehran of terrorism, dismissing the accusation as “ludicrous, cheap and disgusting.”

By Press TV