Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has threatened to “set fire” to the nuclear deal with world powers “if the threat from the American presidential candidates to tear up the deal becomes operational.”

In that case, “the Islamic Republic will set fire to the deal,” Khamenei said, reacting to comments made last August by presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump that he would “police that contract so tough they don’t have a chance.” Various Republican presidential contenders who have now dropped out of the race had also spoke out strongly against the nuclear deal, which was reached last year. Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) support the deal. READ MORE