“… Ayatollah Ali Khamenei chose to ignore a toughening in US rhetoric towards Iran in recent days, focusing instead on Mr Obama's insistence that there was still a "window of opportunity" to resolve the dispute with Tehran in a peaceful manner.
"We heard two days ago that the US president said that (they) are not thinking about war with Iran," the Iranian leader was quoted as saying. "These words are good words and an exit from delusion."
About one week ago:
An Israeli official pointed to comments made by the supreme leader just over a week ago, when he declared: "No obstacles can stop Iran's nuclear work."
In a venomous attack on Israel last month, he also stated: "The Zionist regime is a true cancer tumour on this region that should be cut off and it definitely will be cut off…"