(Haaretz) Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has welcomed comments by U.S. President Barack Obama pushing forward diplomacy and not war as a solution to Tehran's nuclear ambition, Iran's state TV reported on Thursday.
The report quotes Khamenei as praising a recent statement by the U.S. president saying he saw a "window of opportunity" to use diplomacy to resolve the nuclear dispute.
It is one of the rare cases in which Iran's top leader praised an American leader.
However Khamenei said the West's sanctions on Iran would fail.
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