Twitter account associated with Iran's leader criticizes France

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei departs after casting his ballot in the parliamentary election in TehranA Twitter account Iran experts believe is run by the office of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reiterated criticism of France on Sunday after Paris expressed reservations about a proposed deal to end a dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program. this is an imprudent and inept move.” A second tweet said: “A wise man, particularly a wise politician, should never have the motivation to turn a neutral entity into an enemy.” The authenticity of the messages, published a day after talks in Geneva ended without clinching a deal to curb Tehran’s nuclear program, could not immediately be confirmed. The comments appear to cite part of a speech Khamenei gave in March 2013 for Iranian new year, in which he said: “We have never had problems with France and the French government, neither in the past nor in the present era.” “However, since the time of (former President Nicolas) Sarkozy, the French government has adopted a policy of opposing the Iranian nation and unfortunately the current French government is pursuing the same policy.

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