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Senior Cleric: Obama Dreaming to Become A Hero through N. Deal with Iran


US President Barack Obama is seeking to become a hero of his nation through a nuclear deal with Iran and he will see himself in bad crisis if Washington fails to clinch the agreement, Tehran’s Friday Prayers Leader Ahmad Khatami said.

“If an agreement is not made, Obama will fall into crisis,” Khatami said, addressing worshippers on Tehran University Campus on Friday.

He said the US president first promoted Iranophobia in the world through the allegations that Iran is seeking to acquire atomic bombs and then claimed that he is standing against the Iran danger through a deal.

And he has done all these because “he wants to become a hero of America…, he wants his party to be elected again and if this deal with Iran is signed the democratic party will have a better chance of victory…”.

“So this is the US that needs an agreement with Iran; the great Iranian nation is standing on its own and, God willing, it will push the country forward with firm resolve,” he continued.

Meantime, the cleric pointed to the the Supreme Leader’s recent remarks, and asked the parliament to approve a law on the country’s redlines.

He said both the Leader and the nation as well as the negotiators are only after a good deal that respects the nuclear redlines, stressing that none would ever agree with a bad deal.

“All-out termination of sanctions, stop of negotiations under the ghost of threat, protection of nuclear achievements, no inspection of military centers and no interrogation of scientists, reversibility of undertakings, and conducting negotiations only within the framework of the nuclear issue are the six redlines” that the Tehran Friday Prayers leader said “need to be approved into a law by the Islamic Consultative Assembly” to make the enemies realize that the Iranian nation would never surrender.

Two years of negotiations among the seven nations produced a political framework agreement in April at the Beau-Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Diplomats hope to conclude the talks with a final, comprehensive agreement sealed by July 1.
Reading out a joint statement at a press conference with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Lausanne on April 2, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said according to the agreement, all the US, EU and UN Security Council sanctions against Iran would be lifted under the final deal.

Talks are underway among the delegations of the seven nations to draft the final deal.

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