Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calls U.S. ‘Satan’ amid resumption of nuclear talks

(JNS.org) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made anti-American comments before Thursday’s resumption of nuclear talks between Iran and the European Union in Geneva.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Credit: www.sajed.ir via Wikimedia Commons.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Credit: www.sajed.ir via Wikimedia Commons.

"We had announced previously that on certain issues, if we feel it is expedient, we would negotiate with the Satan (the United States) to deter its evil," Khamenei said, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

“The nuclear talks showed the enmity of America against Iran, Iranians, Islam and Muslims,” he said.

Iran and the P5+1 powers, including the U.S., last November reached an interim nuclear deal that gave the Islamic Republic what the U.S. said was $7 billion in sanctions relief in exchange for reduced uranium enrichment.

Posted on January 10, 2014 .