Ayatollah Khamenei Tweetstorms Iran Nuclear Deal: ‘Too Early to Celebrate’


Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei is fond of using is Twitter account to troll the United States over its torture reports and racial tensions, but on Thursday morning he used it to question the framework of the P5+1 nuclear negotiations.

Khamenei didn’t decry the deal, as Iran’s hardliners would probably want him to, so much as air his doubts about the particulars of the deal, especially the sanctions. The rate of sanctions removal has emerged as primary point of disagreement between the two sides, with the U.S. predicting sanctions will be removed gradually, while Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif declared they would be removed immediately.

Khamenei criticized these and other differences between the U.S. and Iran’s “fact sheets” on last week’s negotiations, which he said was indicative of wiliness on the part of the U.S.

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