WorldViews: Iran’s supreme leader publicly blesses the nuclear deal

By Max Fisher, November 26, 2013

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, the top political authority in Tehran, has sent a public letter to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani praising the interim nuclear agreement that Iran reached in Geneva this weekend with the United States and other world powers. Perhaps just as importantly, the letter also implicitly criticizes Iranian opponents of the deal who'd wanted to get more for Iran. That's especially important not just for Iran's willingness to adhere to this temporary, six-month deal but for its willingness to move toward a permanent agreement in the coming months. Here's the important part, as translated by Al-Monitor's Arash Karami:

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