The slogan 'Death to America' is not aimed at the American people, but rather American policies, Iran's supreme leader said in comments reported on his official website Tuesday. President Hassan Rouhani has made efforts to improve relations, including a landmark nuclear agreement reached with world powers this past summer. Khamenei says the 'aim of the slogan is not death to American people. The slogan means death to U.S. policies and arrogance.' The slogan has 'strong support' In Iran, he said.
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