Iran Strongly Rejects WSJ Report on Leader Sending Letter to Obama
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham categorically rejected a recent news report by the American daily, Wall Street Journal, claiming that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has sent a letter to US President Barack Obama in recent weeks.
Afkham’s remarks came after the Wall Street Journal two days ago claimed that Iran’s Supreme Leader “has responded to overtures from President Obama (in October) seeking better relations by sending secret communications of his own to the White House”.
The Iranian foreign ministry spokeswoman strongly rejected the Journal’s report as unprofessional media hype.
She said there is a history for US president’s correspondence with Iran, which in certain cases have received responses from Tehran.
“But there has been no new letter” sent by the Iranian leader to the White House in recent weeks, Afkham reiterated.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham
The Wall Street Journal claimed that Ayatollah Khamenei wrote to Obama in recent weeks in response to an October presidential letter that raised the possibility of US-Iran cooperation in fighting the ISIL if a nuclear deal would be secured.