May 8, 2018 / 11:52 AM / in 5 months

Iranian cleric - Supreme leader predicted nuclear deal would fail

LONDON (Reuters) - A prominent Iranian cleric said on Tuesday that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had predicted the nuclear deal Tehran signed with world powers would collapse, Fars news agency said.

FILE PHOTO: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential election in Tehran June 12, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz/File Photo - RC114E0FFC20

“We were aware right from the beginning that the JCPOA (Iran’s nuclear deal) is fragile and will collapse. Now we see that the Supreme Leader had rightly predicted this,” said Kazem Sedighi, one of the clerics appointed by the leader to lead Friday prayers in the capital.

Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin

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