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Who Will Succeed Ayatollah Khamenei?

Muhammad Sahimi | Posted 01.04.2016 | World
Muhammad Sahimi

Ever since Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was appointed Iran's supreme leader in 1989, there has been a power struggle in Iran between two groups. In one group are the moderates, reformists and liberals who want to open Iran's political system and make Iran a normal, non-revolutionary state. The second group consists of those who want to keep Iran in a permanent revolutionary state, preserve its theocracy and oppose rapprochement with the West.

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...

Khamenei's Conglomerate Thrived As Sanctions Squeezed Iran

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

(This is the second story in a three-part series, Assets of the Ayatollah: http://www.reuters.com/investigates/iran/#article/part2) By...

Iranian Supreme Leader Warns Those Behind Scientist Murder

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday that those behind the killing of a nuclear scientist in Teh...

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?

The Incredible Shrinking Ahmadinejad

Foreign Policy | Posted 07.25.2011 | World

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is now discovering what his predecessors in Islamic Iran's unique dual system of government all learned to their sorrow: You serve...

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...

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Iran Protests Not 'Foreign Backed'

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Iran's supreme leader has said that he has no proof the leaders of the post-election violence in June were backed by foreign states. In a statement r...

Iran protests not 'foreign backed'

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Iran's supreme leader has said that he has no proof the leaders of the post-election violence in June were backed by foreign states. In a statement r...

What To Choose After This Bad Week

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

Last week was not a good week for the planet and I've been taking it personally.

It Ain't Over till the Ayatollah Says So

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Some say tomorrow will bring another dawn and, the opposition will be back on the streets, but will they really show up? The Ayatollah may have put the nail in the coffin.

Iran's First Female President: Not Gonna Happen

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

In a society where about 70% of the university population is female, the election vetting process is a sad comment on the true condition of Iran's girls and women: second-class citizens.

Iran's Khamenei Warns Voters Against Electing Pro-Western President

LA Times | Borzou Daragahi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reporting from Beirut -- Iran's most powerful political and spiritual leader warned voters today against supporting pro-Western candidates in next mon...