US President Barack Obama’s motives in the creation of the nuclear agreement with Iran were questioned this weekend by a prominent Iranian cleric, Fars news agency reported. Religious leader Amad Khatami, addressing worshipers at Tehran University, expressed how the US President is seeking to become a “hero of his nation through a nuclear deal with Iran, and he will see himself in bad crisis if Washington fails to clinch the agreement.”
“He wants his party to be elected again and if this deal with Iran is signed the Democratic party will have a better chance of victory,” Khatami was quoted as saying.
He expressed doubts over Obama’s nuclear policy with Iran, explaining how the US president first promoted “Iranophobia” throughout the world with allegations that Iran is seeking nuclear weapons, and claimed the US was taking a firm stand against Iran through the promotion of this deal. “The US needs an agreement with Iran,” he continued.
Iran and six world powers are currently seeking to overcome remaining differences with a self-imposed June 30 deadline looming to end a 12-year standoff.
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