Ayatollah Ali Khamenei responds to nuclear deal: Some of the countries involved are not trustworthy at all. Gee, I wonder who he means.

Khamenei Says Some Nuke Deal Countries “Are Not Trustworthy at All.” Who Could He Possibly Mean? 

Khamenei Says Some Nuke Deal Countries “Are Not Trustworthy at All.” Who Could He Possibly Mean? 

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July 15 2015 4:36 PM

Khamenei Says Some Nuke Deal Countries “Are Not Trustworthy at All.” Who Could He Possibly Mean? 

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Iraqi security forces stand on top of a building covered with a poster of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock the third holiest site in Islam, during a demonstration marking the Quds (Jerusalem) International day in the capital Baghdad, on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Following up Tuesday’s vague tweeted statement, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei today posted a letter to President Hassan Rouhani praising the efforts of him and the negotiating team along with a not so shocking warning about the trustworthiness of some of the countries involved in the talks:

This is about as enthusiastic as Khamenei’s likely to get and is confirmation that despite some bellicose statements over the past few weeks, the negotiators had the Supreme Leader’s blessing.

Joshua Keating is a staff writer at Slate focusing on international affairs.