Imam Khamenei met with President Rouhani and the members of the 12th Cabinet this Wednesday morning, July 28th, in the Imam Khomeini Hussainiyah.
The following are excerpts of His Eminence’s statements in this meeting, according to Khamenei.ir:
“Others should use the experience of Mr. Rouhani’s govt. One experience is distrusting the West. In this administration, it became clear that trusting the West isn’t helpful. They don’t help and they strike a blow wherever they can. When they didn’t, it was because they couldn’t.
“Administrations should utterly avoid tying their plans to negotiations with the West, for they’ll certainly fail. This administration too, wherever it relied on negotiations with the West and the US, they were unsuccessful, and when they relied on domestic potential, they succeeded.
“In the recent nuclear talks, the Americans staunchly insisted on their obstinate stance. When making promises and on paper, they say they’ll remove sanctions, but in practice, they didn’t and won’t. Then they say new articles should be added to the deal that already exists.
“The West and the US are totally unjust and malicious in their negotiations. They have no hesitation in breaching their commitments at all. In the previous agreement, they breached their commitments and they give no guarantee they will abide by their commitments in the future either.”