Iran's Khamenei hints ready to accept fair nuclear deal as talks proceed

February 8, 2015 2:20 PM

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Iran's Khamenei hints ready to accept fair nuclear deal as talks proceed

DUBAI/MUNICH (Reuters) - Iran's paramount leader suggested on Sunday he could back a fair nuclear accord with world powers in which neither side got everything it wanted, boosting Iranian negotiators under fire from hardliners at home opposed to rapprochement with the West.

"I would go along with any agreement that could be made. Of course, I am not for a bad deal. No agreement is better than an agreement which runs contrary to our nation's interests," clerical Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a statement issued by his office carried by ISNA news agency.

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