"For example, Khamenei reiterated that all economic, financial and banking sanctions must be lifted on the same day that a deal is signed. He said that includes not only sanctions imposed by the United Nations, but also those voted into law by Congress.
â??Lifting sanctions canâ??t depend on implementation of Iranâ??s obligations,â?? he said."
Well all this boils down to, it seems, that the supreme leader accepts the deal, except that we didn't negotiate these things.
This is not the same conversation as to whether or not this deal was a good idea in the first place, but rather, the deal has been approved by everybody but Iran. And now the Khamenei wants things not in the deal to approve the deal.
So do we believe he is serious? Serious about not giving up any uranium or heavy water until the U.N. reports on it's Possible Military Dimensions.
-About not accepting the 10 year restrictions?
-About immediate lifting of all financial and banking sanctions?
Or is this grandstanding?
Can the deal commence in the face of this conditional approval? Conditions which were not a part of these negotiations.
What should be the response of the P5+1 if Khamenei does not back off his added demands?