Map of Iran (source: CIA World Factbook)

Oh one does love international diplomacy condensed into one paragraph:

Iran‘s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has lashed out at the “Great Satan” America before new nuclear talks began on Thursday, saying recent negotiations had exposed Washington’s hostility towards his country.

Nothing is more productive than calling someone the “Great Satan” and then complaining the other side is too hostile.

And yet, as is so often the case, the over-the-top rhetoric comes with some truth that we over here in Greater Satania will no doubt fail to reflect upon.

US senators are planning to introduce legislation that imposes new sanction on Iran as soon as this week, according to Reuters Thursday.
Senators Robert Menendez and Mark Kirk are finalizing the legislation that could effectively terminate the historic interim nuclear deal signed between Iran and six world powers in late November.

As always the diligent efforts of the politicians will be necessary to keep peace from breaking out.