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A person close to Haddad Adel, known for his ties to #Iran’s @khamenei_ir, made these remarks on the condition of anonymity:

"The decision on Tehran agreeing to the FATF (read link) is now a serious dilemma for Tehran."
This individual cites Mr. Mohammadi Golpaygani (R) saying, “According to [@khamenei_ir], (L) today’s circumstances are similar to when the 1980s Iran-Iraq War ceasefire agreement was signed. However, that agreement didn’t come with such drastic consequences.”
“Succumbing to FATF’s terms brings along a long list of practical obligations for us. Each & every article will be full of dangers & very challenging,” Mohammadi Golpaygani added, according to the source.
Golpaygani advised @khamenei_ir to not sign this agreement, according to the source.
Khamenei answered, “Let’s see what Velayati brings for us [from Russia]. All in all, I am more optimistic about Russia & China than the West.”
For those interested, here's my take on Putin meeting with Velayati, and then the Helsinki summit where Trump met with Putin.
(#Iran's regime was thrown under the bus by Russia.)
And here's the result of #Iran counting on China:
Golpaygani added, “[@khamenei_ir] is very alert & mostly concerned about the FATF’s consequences.
“This agreement is very serious. Do or don’t, we lose both ways,” Khamenei says, according to the source citing Golpaygani.
@Khamenei_ir is constantly seen walking in his yard & at times staring at a certain spot for long periods, according to the source citing Golpaygani.
“I have seen him thinking deeply & with tears in his eyes… saying with a certain tone, ‘Syria, Syria,’” Golpaygani adds.
“As if @Khamenei_ir didn’t expect our circumstances to become so devastating in Syria, reaching such an ending,” Golpaygani concluded.
My conclusion:

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(File Photo)
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Here's the video.

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