The supreme leader of Iran, Seyed Ali Khamenei, issued a statement on Twitter today, ruling out any direct negotiations with the United States. The tweet was written half in caps, taking a page from Trump’s strong response to president Rouhani’s recent threats against the United States.
The tweet once again confirms the fact that all macro-strategy and policy of the Islamic Republic must be approved by the supreme leader, and that the “elected” government has no real power in big decisions.
The tweet stated that,
“Recently, U.S. officials have been talking blatantly about us. Beside sanctions, they are talking about war and negotiations. In this regard, let me say a few words to the people: THERE WILL BE NO WAR, NOR WILL WE NEGOTIATE WITH THE U.S.”
This tweet can be considered the Islamic Republic’s unequivocal “NO” to the Trump Administration’s offer of new negotiations over the Iran Nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA: Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
The Islamic Republic is in a critical condition at the moment, both domestically and Internationally. Inside the country, waves of demonstrations are spreading across the country as people are getting tired of the regime’s incompetence and brutal oppression.
On the world stage, new sanctions against the Islamic Republic started last week, which has caused panic within the regime’s body, to a point where they have already sold a third of the country’s gold before the sanctions’ deadline.
The European Union and Britain have declared their wish to remain in the JCPOA, yet many European companies have already withdrawn from the Iranian market.