The Ayatollah Does “the Trump”: No Talks for You!

Seyed Ali Khamenei will not negotiate with the United States.

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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European Union and Britain have declared their wish to remain in the JCPOA, yet many European companies have already withdrawn from the Iranian market.


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Siavash Safavi
Sia Sufi (Siavash Safavi, Civil Space Network) is a former student activist and political prisoner from Iran. He escaped the country in 2010, and lived in Turkey as a refugee until he arrived in Canada in 2013. He has a bachelor in English Literature, and has published and translated books, essays, articles, and written satires for several Iranian diaspora media and NGOs. In January 2017, he was named by the Islamic Republic Revolutionary Guard as one of the 30 traitors to the country.
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