Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on the Cotton Letter: by Political Skeptic

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has some compelling observations to make on Sen. Cotton’s letter:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/03/12/world/middleeast/ap-ml-iran-us-congress.html?_r=0

Some selected quotes:

‘Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called the letter a sign of “the collapse of political ethics and the U.S. system’s internal disintegration,” according to the official IRNA news agency.’
‘Khamenei said states typically remain loyal to their commitments even if governments change, ” but American senators officially announced the commitment will be null and void after this government leaves office. Isn’t this the ultimate degree of the collapse of political ethics and the U.S. system’s internal disintegration?” ‘
‘Khamenei said that whenever the talks approach a deadline, “the tone of the other party, particularly the Americans, becomes harsher, harder and more violent. This is part of their tricks and deceits.” ‘

And this little gem:

‘The supreme leader said a “Zionist clown” had delivered a speech in Washington, an apparent reference to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress earlier this month, in which he argued against the emerging agreement.’

The Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s telling powers of  observation, combined with a practiced polemical brio, make his comments of much more interest than this utterly bland Economist essay, that resembles a disguised apologetics for the nihilist Republican’s subversion of the President’s Constitutional prerogatives!
Political Skeptic

http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21646189-republican-letter-makes-diplomacy-harder-dear-ayatollah

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