May 7, 2015

ONE OF THE WAYS BIBI AND OUR OWN RIGHT ARE USEFUL...:

Ayatollah Khamenei begs not to be humiliated (J. Matthew McInnis, May 7, 2015, AEI)

The return of somewhat more bellicose language from US officials comes at a sensitive time in the nuclear negotiations. As we approach the June 30 deadline for a comprehensive deal, Khamenei is stressing his redlines on issues like upfront sanctions relief and inspections. That is all part of the game to get the best terms possible. A final agreement will almost certainly require Iran to back down somewhat on these critical points. Tehran will finesse the backtracking for domestic audiences, but Khamenei cannot look like he is buckling under US military pressure. That is likely the humiliation he fears.

...is they help him pretend he's winning.
Posted by at May 7, 2015 4:58 PM
  

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