Romney slams Obama for 'legitimizing' Khamenei with letter

Mitt Romney, the former Republican nominee who failed to unseat incumbent Barack Obama in the 2012 elections, lambasted the president this week for reaching out to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to gauge possible cooperation in the campaign against Islamic State.
Speaking at the inaugural conference hosted by the Israeli American Council in Washington, Romney said that he was “frankly stunned” that Obama would “legitimize a nation and a leadership which is violating international norms and is threatening the world.”
“To suggest that we might somehow work together is something which is so far beyond the pale, I was speechless as I heard about it,” Romney is quoted as saying by the Internet news site Politico. “I simply can’t understand it.”
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