"But I do know that often comments are made publicly and things can evolve that are different. If it is the policy, it's very disturbing, it's very troubling," he added.
Ayatollah Khamenei told supporters on Saturday that U.S. policies in the region were "180 degrees" opposed to Iran's, at a speech in a Tehran mosque punctuated by chants of "Death to America" and "Death to Israel".
"Even after this deal our policy toward the arrogant U.S. will not change," Khamenei said.
|Ayatollah Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran|
Kerry said the U.S. believed its Arab allies had the ability to confront Iranian interference in the region.
"I think President Obama's belief and our military assessments, our intelligence assessments, are that if they organize themselves correctly, all of the Arab states have an untapped potential that is very, very significant to be able to push back against any of these activities," he said.
Pretty big 'if' statement on its own, but when you work in the rapid reduction of sanctions resulting in hundreds of billions of dollars flowing into Iran, Israel and the Arab states problem has just gotten a whole lot worse. This is yet another, and possibly the most disturbing case of America funding both sides of a war. America and Europe have absolutely no business supporting a terrorist, apocalyptic regime like Tehran. This will end very badly.
(Writing By Noah Browning; Editing by William Maclean, Andrew Heavens)