Iran’s supreme leader still arbiter of nuclear deal: US advisor

The US national security advisor says that even with the election of an ultra-right president in Iran, the “ultimate decision” on recommitting to the 2015 nuclear deal lies with that country’s supreme leader.

“Whether the president is Person A or Person B is less relevant than whether their system is prepared to make commitments to restrain their nuclear program,” Jake Sullivan says on ABC’s “This Week.”

“The ultimate decision for whether or not to go back into the deal,” Sullivan says, “lies with Iran’s supreme leader.”

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during a video conference with a group of university students, in Tehran, Iran, May 11, 2021. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

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