Iran Assembly of Experts
Members of Iran's Assembly of Experts, Mohammad Taghi Mesbah-Yazdi (upper right) and head of the Council of Guardians, Ahmad Jannati (upper center), attend a session to appoint a new chairman on March 10, 2015, in Tehran.

Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images

March 11, 2015

Dear senators:

Thank you for your letter of March 9 explaining your system of government. We were unfamiliar with the complexity of your laws. For three years we have been negotiating a nuclear energy agreement with your president. We now realize our mistake. As your letter makes clear, the authority to establish such agreements on behalf of your country rests with your Congress.


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