Last month, the ruling cleric said during meetings with Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro some members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries were using oil as a geopolitical tool to contain Iran.
The use of "oil as a weapon," he said, is in "total coordination with America's policies." Clinton as secretary of state helped drive early momentum on Iranian negotiations the led to the landmark nuclear deal in 2015.
Coming out is simply something very few do, even in capital city, Tehran, where Saeed grew up.
After driving a little less than a hundred miles through the pretty flat desert we arrived at the Mahtab rest area.
Many people traveling this road stop here for gasoline, coffee, food and some sweets.
You know you are out of Tehran when you pass the Imam Khomeini shrine -- the main monument to Iran's first Supreme Leader, who came to power following the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
The shrine isn't quite finished yet, but even from the highway you can see the huge dome and four golden minarets that are still surrounded by scaffolding.