Surprised? You shouldn’t be.
(CNN)Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed Saturday that a newly negotiated deal on his country’s nuclear program would not alter Iran’s policies toward the United States.
In a televised address marking the start of Eid al-Fitr, the festival that follows the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Khamenei said the agreement signed Tuesday on the nuclear issue would not affect Iran’s stance on other regional or bilateral matters.
“Our policies toward the arrogant government of the United States will not be changed at all,” he said.
Khamenei said the negotiations with the United States and other world powers on Tehran’s nuclear program were an exception because they served Iran’s national interest.
Iran signed the deal because it served their national interest, which is, presumably, getting more money to fund their terror activities and acquiescence from the West to build a nuclear weapon in 10 years. What national interest of the United States was served?