Khamenei sees U.S. "enmity" in nuclear talks

Jan 09, 2014, 9:16 AM EST
A military truck carries a Sejil medium-range missile past a large portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, during an annual military parade which marks Iran's eight-year war with Iraq, in the capital Tehran, on September 22, 2013.
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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted by a news agency as saying the six-power talks over Iran's controversial nuclear program demonstrated "the enmity of America against Iran, Iranians, Islam, and Muslims." His remarks come as a new round of talks, aimed at hammering out the details of implementation on a deal aimed at containment, was set for Thursday. While President Hassan Rowhani has shown willingness to engage in the diplomatic process, the hardline Khamenei represents a core refusal in the upper echelon's of Iranian politics to see the talks as legitimate.