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Ayatollah Khamenei

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...

We're Not... But We Could Be

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 02.16.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's Supreme Leader said Saturday that his country was not seeking nuclear weapons, but that if Tehran intended to build them, the U...

Supreme Leader To Iranians: Don't Question Election Results

AP | Posted 01.08.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's supreme leader says that Iranians should not serve the country's enemies by questioning the fairness of upcoming presidential e...

Iran's Supreme Hipster? Ayatollah Khamenei Gets Instagram

Posted 08.02.2012 | World

Why didn't anyone think to snag the username khamenei_ir before? Iran's absolute ruler Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been tweeting up a storm using the s...

The "End of Stoning": Islamic Republic Style

Shadi Sadr | Posted 05.12.2012 | World
Shadi Sadr

Stoning has been removed from the section of the code dealing with penalties for 'adultery.' However, sexual relation outside of marriage remains a crime.

Iran's Supreme Leader Lauds Obama

AP | Posted 05.08.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's top leader Thursday welcomed comments by President Barack Obama advocating diplomacy and not war as a solution to Tehran's...

Participation in This Election Comes Even Before the Candidates

Camelia Entekhabi-Fard | Posted 05.01.2012 | World
Camelia Entekhabi-Fard

Iran's March 2 parliamentary election, usually considered a low-key event compared to the presidential election, is now considered one of the most imp...

The Economic Crisis in Iran

Masih Alinejad | Posted 04.08.2012 | World
Masih Alinejad

The reassurances have fallen on deaf ears. The Iranian people, reading the proverbial tea leaves, are anticipating a return to anticipate wartime conditions which prevailed in the 1980s during the eight-year war with Iraq.

Gunboat Diplomacy: A Maritime Field Guide to the Straits of Hormuz Crisis

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 03.07.2012 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

In the game of high stakes international chicken with Tehran, the better diplomacy is to turn the chairs and force the ayatollahs to blink first.

The Mysterious Death of Ahmad Rezaee: Whodunit?

Haggai Carmon | Posted 01.17.2012 | World
Haggai Carmon

Ahmad Rezaee (31) an Iranian national was found dead on November 12, on the floor of room 23 on the 18th floor of Gloria Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road i...

No Majority To Question Ahmadinejad

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 01.02.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — A petition to summon President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to parliament for questioning over a long list of accusations, including corru...

Iran's Target: Bahrain

Rob Sobhani | Posted 10.20.2011 | World
Rob Sobhani

The key question Obama and members of Congress have to ask themselves is: how can Washington protect Bahrain from Iran and while assisting its rulers in their challenge to address the grievances of its citizens?