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Khamenei Endorses Iran Nuclear Deal, Continues To Rebuke U.S.

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 10.21.2015 | World

ANKARA, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday approved the Iranian government's nuclear deal with world powe...

Iran's Supreme Leader Bans Negotiations With U.S., Contradicting President Rouhani

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.07.2015 | World

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What's Behind Ayatollah Khamenei's Renewed Opposition To The Nuclear Deal

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 09.11.2015 | World

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei took aim at both the United States and Israel in a speech this week, referring to the U.S. as the "Great...

Iran's Supreme Leader Says Fate Of The Nuclear Deal Still Unclear

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.17.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Monday the fate of a historic nuclear deal with world powers is still unc...

A Definitive Guide To The Iranian Nuclear Deal

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.05.2015 | World

Executive Summary   The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is intended to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. If fully i...

$6-$35 Billions Annually to Assad: Stronger Iran, Mightier Assad?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 07.28.2015 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

In the ongoing 4-year-long civil war, the Islamic Republic- one of the major bank-rollers for the Syrian government- has approximately spent between $6 and $35 billion a year in order to keep its staunchest regional ally, Bashar Al Assad in power.

Netanyahu: Iran Leader's Speech Shows Dangers Of Nuclear Deal

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.19.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's leader says an "aggressive and confrontational speech" by Iran's supreme leader shows that any expectations a nuclear deal...

Iran's Khamenei: Nuclear Deal Won't Change Our Policy Towards U.S.

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.18.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said a historic nuclear deal with world powers reached this week won't change Iran's po...

Iran's Khamenei: Nuclear Deal Should Be Scrutinized Carefully

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.15.2015 | World

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin Nouri DUBAI, July 15 (Reuters) - The text of a nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers should be carefully scrutin...

Iran, U.S., Obama, P5+1: Nuclear Deal, Win-Win Deal? What Next?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 07.14.2015 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

It is crucial not to raise our expectations and conflate our analysis with hope. The most crucial parts of the deal still remain to be implemented. The current deal is an understanding, agreement and accord.

Obama Fears Nuclear Failure While Iran Seeks Political Opprtunism

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 07.12.2015 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

When we analyze the negotiations and terms comprehensively, it becomes evident that the current terms being negotiated will not only keep Iran's nuclear infrastructure and threat primarily intact, but it will create a whole new regional security dilemma, geopolitical concerns, and nuclear arms race in the region.

Why Tehran Fears the Iraqization of Iran on Nuclear Inspections

Akbar Ganji | Posted 05.05.2015 | World
Akbar Ganji

Ayatollah Khamenei has said repeatedly that Libya gave up its nuclear program, helped the United States in its confrontation with terrorism, and yet it was attacked by NATO and the United States.

Khamenei: U.S. 'Cannot Be Trusted' In Nuclear Talks

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 01.07.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader said Wednesday the United States cannot be trusted to lift sanctions in a future nuclear deal and that Teh...

Iran's Supreme Leader Not Opposed To Nuke Talks Extension

AP | Posted 11.27.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader on Thursday said he would not stand in the way of continued nuclear negotiations with world powers and would a...

Iran's Supreme Leader Delivers Defiant Speech After Nuclear Talk Extension

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 01.25.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday gave his indirect approval for a continuation of talks over its disputed nuclear program, criti...

Ayatollah Khamenei and Netanyahu: Two Sides of a Coin

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr | Posted 10.01.2014 | World
Abolhassan Bani-Sadr

The main purpose of Ayatollah Khamenei's recent call to arm the Palestinians is to bring the West Bank under the control of Hamas and Islamic Jihad and do away with the more moderate PLO. His attempt to exploit the unimaginable suffering of the Palestinians in Gaza is a reflection of his doctrine of 'victory through terrorization' (al-nasro-belrob). From my point of view, this is the same policy that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been pursuing by inflicting such horror on the people of Gaza.

Iran: Human Rights Caught Between Diplomatic Progress and Political Deadlock

Karim Lahidji | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Karim Lahidji

To praise Iran's president for his diplomatic successes means forgetting all too easily that the situation within the country has changed little, if at all, since his election.

Iran's Supreme Leader Controls $95 Billion Empire Built On Property Seizures

Reuters | Steve Stecklow, Babak Dehghanpisheh and Yeganeh Torbati | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

(This is the first story in a three-part series, Assets of the Ayatollah: By Steve Stecklow, Babak Dehgh...

Ayatollah: 'The American Government Is Untrustworthy'

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 12.05.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader says some aspects of Hassan Rouhani's trip to New York last month were "not appropriate,"...


AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 10.03.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's supreme leader formally endorsed Hasan Rouhani as president Saturday, allowing the moderate cleric to take charge of a cou...

An Anniversary of Celestial Proportions: Sally Ride and Mona Mahmoudnizhad

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 08.20.2013 | Religion
Homa Sabet Tavangar

On June 18, 1983, one nation sent its first young female scientist into space, while another government sent young women with high aspirations to the gallows.

Iran's Supreme Leader Sad No One Goes Hiking With Him

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 06.19.2013 | World

Something has put the Supreme Leader of Iran in a supremely bad mood, and for once, it's not Israel or the United States. Yesterday afternoon, Ayatoll...

"Hashemi Rafsanjani, Is the Real Fire!"

Camelia Entekhabi-Fard | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Camelia Entekhabi-Fard

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is almost 80 years old but his candidacy or involvement can pose a significant challenge and difference in the Iranian election.

Khamenei: Iran Will Raze Tel Aviv And Haifa If Attacked

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2013 | World

* Says Tel Aviv, Haifa would be "razed" if Israel bombs Iran * Israel tiring of talks aimed at curbing Iran's atomic work ...

Iran's Upcoming Election Expected To Solidify Khamenei's Power

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2013 | World

By Babak Dehghanpisheh BEIRUT, March 6 (Reuters) - The presidential campaign season in Iran this year started with a warning. During a...