Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday he supported President Hassan Rouhani's diplomatic initiative at the UN General Assembly last week but that some of what occurred there was "not proper". In his first comments since Rouhani spoke by phone to President Barack Obama, the supreme leader emphasized that he does not trust the US as a negotiating partner. While we are optimistic about our government's diplomatic staff, we are pessimistic about the Americans, said the Iranian leader. "The U.S. government is not trustworthy, is self-important, and breaks its promises."
Nuclear negotiations between Iran and the Six World Powers are set to resume in Geneva on Oct. 15.