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Iran's ayatollah threatens to withhold gas unless sanctions lifted
Iran's ayatollah threatens to withhold gas unless sanctions lifted

Iran's supreme leader warned Wednesday that Western sanctions are unlikely to be lifted even in the event of a nuclear deal with six foreign powers because the West opposes the fundamental principles of the country's Islamic revolution. In a speech to economists and officials from the western city of Tabriz, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei cast doubt on the likelihood of success in the decade-long negotiation over Iran's nuclear capabilities and threatened to play his own sanctions card if the restraints on the Iranian economy aren't lifted. "The enemy is going to use the weapon of sanctions to the hilt because their goal is to stop the progress of our people,"...

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