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Ayatollah Khamenei

Supreme Leader Shows Ahmadinejad He Holds The Stronger Cards

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 12.19.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — In the ongoing political skirmishes among Iran's leadership, it was the equivalent of bringing out the heavy ammunition: The coun...

Ayatollah Khamenei: Occupy Wall Street Will Topple Capitalism

AP | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 12.12.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's top leader said Wednesday that the wave of protests spreading from New York's Wall Street to other U.S. cities reflects a serio...

Iranian Supreme Leader Warns Arabs Against West

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 11.17.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's top leader warned Arab nations swept up in uprisings against autocratic regimes not to allow the U.S. or NATO to influence...

Ayatollah Khamenei at Unprecedented Religio-Political Summits: The Hidden Imam's Infallible Representative

Ali Rahnema | Posted 10.03.2011 | World
Ali Rahnema

Ayatollah Khamenei has now been promoted by his clerical followers to a super-human status. In certain circles, he is already being addressed as Imam Khamenei. But can combining ultimate religious and political powers guarantee tenure?

Iran and Egypt: The Story of Two Uprisings

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

How do we not end up with a situation where the only regimes to change are those who were pro-American, because they were reluctant to use excessive brutality and were most subject to American influence?

As Long as Ayatollah Khamenei Is in Power...

Camelia Entekhabi-Fard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Camelia Entekhabi-Fard

This Valentine's day, February 14, so many youths in Tehran and other big cities in Iran carried banners and posters calling for Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's departure instead of roses and chocolates.

Did the Shah Perform Better or Have the Ayatollahs?

Camelia Entekhabi-Fard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Camelia Entekhabi-Fard

Many youths in Iran born after the 1979 revolution base their impression of Iran as a monarchy on what they have read or heard, and are therefore often sympathetic to Iran's era of monarchy.

Dr. Hossein Ziai Says Iran May See Another Revolution

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Dr. Hossein Ziai is the Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar chair at UCLA where he is also a tenured full professor of Islamic and Iranian studies and the d...

Iran's Latest Fatwa: A Fiery Fury

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Despite the Supreme Leader's outright ban of the fire festival with a fatwa, Norooz, a New Year's celebration with pre-Islamic roots, will prevail in Iran.

Iran: Recent Assassinations Will Be Costly

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

The assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Masoud Ali Mohammadi, who was killed when a motorcycle bomb was detonated outside his home, does not bode well for the Iranian government.

Ayatollah Khamenei's Jet Checked, Iran Supreme Leader May Flee To Russia If Necessary (UPDATED)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei could flee to Russia should the situation in his country continue to spiral out of control, accordin...

Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei Loves Caviar And Vulgar Jokes, Defector Claims

Telegraph | Damien McElroy and Ahmad Vahdat | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A catalogue of the private opulence and eccentric tastes of 70-year-old Ayatollah Khamenei and his family has been compiled by Iran's opposition Green...

Iran's Supreme Leader: US Nuke Accusations Wrong

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's supreme leader said Sunday that U.S. officials know they are wrongly accusing Iran of seeking to develop nuclear weapons. ...

Khamenei Issues Warning To Iranian Opposition

nytimes.com | NAZILA FATHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TORONTO �" Iran's Supreme Religious Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned opposition leaders of a "harsh response" Friday if they continued challen...

Ayatollah Khamenei: Dickipedia

Dickipedia/HuffPost Comedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hoseyni Khamene'i (born July 17, 1939) is an Iranian politician, brutal dictator in religious leader's clothing, and a dick...

Khamenei Challenged By Iranian MPs

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A group of former Iranian MPs has appealed to a powerful clerical panel to investigate if Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is fit to rule....

The Unconstitutional Un-Islamic Republic of Iran

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

With increasing accounts of rape, torture, forced confessions and skewed judicial proceedings, the Iranian government is losing any credibility it had left, including any legitimate claim to Islam.

Ahmadinejad: No Rift With Ayatollah Khamenei

AP | NASSER KARIMI and LEE KEATH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad begins his second term next week undermined by a deepening feud with his fellow hard-liners and und...

Iran's Red Tulip Revolution

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

With each death at the hands of the regime, a martyr is born, and with each martyr, the seed of revolution is planted.

The Basij Are Cordially Invited to Join the Opposition

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

Thanks to their new duties, which include increasingly violent and inhumane acts, reports of Basiji taking protesters up on their invitations to join the opposition movement are growing.

Hey DJ Rafsanjani, Play Us Some Ayatollah Khomeini

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

At the heart of Iran's Islamic Revolution was a stencil duplicator and a tape recorder. These were the Ayatollah Khomeini's Facebook and Twitter.

Exhibit A: Word From Iran

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Melody Moezzi

Reporters keep complaining about the difficulty of getting information out of Iran, but communicating with Iran is far from a challenge. I frequently get through on the first try.

Iran's Underground Railroad

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

The Iranian Underground Railroad isn't meant to move people from one area of the country to another, it is an attempt to create shelter and make way for freedom.

Ayatollah Khamenei: Saving Face is Never Worth Sacrificing Citizens

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

The Iranians are determined and tenacious and, like those before them, will bear the unwelcome and often deadly burden of change. But such change must occur without US involvement.

Get to the Doctor, Dr. Ahmadinejad!

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

I'm the last person to take any mental health issues lightly, but when it comes to racking up crazy points, Dr. Ahmadinejad wins the prize.