Iran's Khamenei rips U.S. ahead of nuke talks

Jan 09, 2014, 5:57 PM EST
Under a portrait of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei president Hasan Rouhani makes a speech to hardline Basiji and reformist students at Shahid Beheshti university on December 7, 2013 in Tehran, Iran.
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As diplomats gather in Geneva to finalize a deal that will ease tough economic sanctions on Tehran in exchange for a reduction in nuclear activity, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is tacking rightward again, perhaps in an effort to sooth conservatives uneasy with compromise.