Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a sermon during morning prayers for the Eid al-Fitr holiday, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. He signaled his approval of the nuclear agreement with Western powers but reiterated that Tehran's policy toward the "arrogant" United States would not change. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, seen here in a photo released by his official website Thursday, stopped short of giving his endorsement to the framework nuclear deal struck last week. AP hide caption

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Iranian girls show their hands, marked with the words "Down with USA," at Monday's demonstration in Tehran. Abedin Tahrkenareh /EPA/LANDOV hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': 'New York Times' Tehran Bureau Chief Thomas Erdbrink speaks with NPR's Steve Inskeep
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Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani's candidacy for the country's presidency was rejected Tuesday by the powerful Guardian Council. He's seen here on May 11 registering his candidacy for the June 14 election. Ebrahim Noroozi/AP hide caption

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in 2009. Behrouz Mehri /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reports
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