Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has final say over all state matters in Iran. http://www.worldnetdaily.co.uk/markets/news/read/26075459 He has backed negotiators and President Hassan Rouhani during talks with world powers about its contested nuclear program. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT But while addressing Iran’s Foreign Ministry officials Wednesday, Khamenei criticized the U.S., saying direct talks with its diplomats didn’t help reduce sanctions or decrease its animosity toward Tehran. Hard-liners in Iran are increasingly criticizing Rouhani and the negotiators. A recent interim nuclear deal grew out of secret meetings between U.S. and Iranian officials in Oman and elsewhere going back to 2012.
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