Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran’s highest authority, slammed Obama for continuing Bush’s policies toward Iran and continuing support for the Zionist state. Among the exceedingly polite Iranians, Khamenei’s speech amounts to a very rough rejection of Obama’s offer to negotiate.
Indeed, there is nothing to negotiate: Iran insists on its right to a nuclear bomb, which it will have very soon, and Obama did not even formulate incentives to woo the mullahs away from their pet project (probably no incentive can achieve that).
The battle of two illegal leaders is curious. On one hand, Obama could not have legally become the American president because of his dual citizenship at birth and probable birth in Kenya. On other hand, Khamenei rose to the helm only because Rafsanjani lied to the ayatollahs that Khomeini appointed him before dying.