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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iranian President Blames Fall In Oil Prices On 'Treachery'

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 12.10.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that the sharp fall in global oil prices is the result of "treachery," in an appa...

Khamenei Opposes Iran's Hardliners on Nuclear Negotiations

Akbar Ganji | Posted 12.03.2014 | World
Akbar Ganji

Not only does Khamenei approve the Geneva Accord, he also supports the resolution of the standoff over Iran's nuclear program in an equitable and just framework, one in which Iran's nuclear rights are respected and the economic sanctions are lifted, in return for Iran's guarantee of not pursuing nuclear weapons

Failed Nuclear Talks Are Not Iran's Fault

Muhammad Sahimi | Posted 11.25.2014 | World
Muhammad Sahimi

Iran made major concessions. It was excessive demands by the U.S. and its allies that prevented the comprehensive agreement from materializing.

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

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 11.25.2014 | 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...

The Four Musketeers: Khamenei, Netanyahu, Putin and Erdogan

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.24.2014 | Comedy
Alon Ben-Meir

As it happened, Ali Khamenei, Benjamin Netanyahu, Vladimir Putin, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan were all walking in one of the UN's corridors.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

What's Wrong With This Picture? For U.S. Fight Against ISIS, Everything

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Islamic Republic of Iran would like to make one thing clear: We've got this. Up until June 10, Iranian officials had been content...

Keep the Islamic Republic of Iran on a Tight Leash

Jamsheed K. Choksy | Posted 11.21.2014 | World
Jamsheed K. Choksy

The deadline to reach a deal curbing Iran's nuclear program is imminent. The world is waiting to see if Tehran will keep successfully kicking the can down the road to buy time as it hones atomic skills or if the U.S. can really rein in the ayatollahs' drive for nukes.

Playing the Game of Taarof: Obama's Letter to Khamenei

Delphine O | Posted 11.21.2014 | World
Delphine O

By displaying a modicum of cultural awareness, Obama's letter to Khamenei spoke to the Iranians in a language they can understand. After all, what is diplomacy, if not exactly that?

Iran: Obama's Moment of Truth

Michael Brenner | Posted 11.21.2014 | World
Michael Brenner

The nuclear negotiations with Iran are in their eleventh hour. By Monday we'll know whether a resolution has been reached or a new crisis of the first order added to the conflagrations in the Middle East -- indeed, one that will exacerbate all the others. Even an understanding that lays out a few principles while extending the deadline would be a dangerous outcome. The technical issues are complicated. But they are not in themselves the main obstacles to be overcome. Let's get down to brass tacks. The starbursts of commentary on centrifuge numbers and Iran's retention of low-enriched uranium (LEU), albeit under international inspection, should not be allowed to conceal the underlying reality: If Washington and Tehran want a nuclear deal, it is there for the taking. While the responsibility is shared, the crucial decision rests with the White House. This is not the way that President Obama and his advisers see it, though.

Iran: Syria and Iraq the Red Lines

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 11.18.2014 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

Currently, the US and Western allies' major campaign in the Middle East is fighting the Islamic State while ignoring to address Iran's military engagements in other countries, ignoring Tehran's determination for regional supremacy seriously.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Iran Says It Has Responded To Obama's Letters

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iran said Wednesday that it had received letters from President Barack Obama and had responded to them, for the first time acknowledging...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Iran Supreme Leader Sending Top Aide To Nuclear Talks: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The prospects of striking a deal with Iran over its nuclear program appeared to brighten Saturday, with reports that Iran's Supreme Lead...

Week to Week News Quiz for 11/7/14

John Zipperer | Posted 11.07.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Whether you were deflated or elated by Tuesday's election results, the news goes on. So see what's happening with our latest Week to Week news quiz. ...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Obama Coordinating With Iran In Islamic State Fight, Growing Evidence Suggests

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

Adding to mounting evidence that President Barack Obama's administration sees Iran as something of a partner in its fight against the Islamic State, t...

Top Expert Predicts Iran's Supreme Leader Will Reject Nuclear Deal

Washington Post | Posted 11.01.2014 | World

Iran has finally come to the crossroads, and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and many hard-line elements seem ready to forge ahead with their nu...

If Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei Dies, What Next?

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

There have been rumors about Khamenei's health conditions for several years. Nevertheless, in the last few weeks, more and more images of Iran's Supreme Leader are emerging, reflecting his fragile and weak physical condition.

NYT Reporter: Iranians Think 'ISIS Is An American Invention'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.19.2014 | World

Despite ongoing American airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq, many Iranians believe the United States played a part in the inception of...

Iran's Supreme Leader Undergoes Prostate Surgery

AP | By NASSER KARIMI | Posted 11.07.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader underwent prostate surgery on Monday and was recovering at a government hospital in Tehran, state media sa...

The Coalition Against ISIS

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Unlike the neocons that ran Bush's failed foreign policy, President Obama is not going to be rushed into another ground war. He believes he needs a strong coalition, including Arab countries, and a more inclusive Iraqi government, to ensure a broader and more enduring solution.

Why is Rouhani Angry?

Akbar Ganji | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
Akbar Ganji

Rouhani is angry because Khamenei and his supporters have blocked him from implementing his program and opening up the political system, giving more freedom to the people. On August 13, Rouhani said, "I am aware that some people are done opposing me in their think tanks and are now opposing me in practice."

Iran's Supreme Leader Backs Iraq's New Prime Minister

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2014 | World

DUBAI, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei lent his support to new Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi on We...

The Heightened Domestic Crack Down and Human Rights Violations

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

History appears to be repeating itself in the Islamic Republic. Whenever many Iranians believe that there will be more socio-political, individual as well as socio-economic freedoms in the country, due to the rule of a moderate or reformist president, the domestic crack down and human rights violation in the Islamic Republic mount up.

Who'll Come First, Internet Jesus or Cyber Adolf?

Jim Treacy | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Jim Treacy

Conditions are rife for a global revolution, with channels to drive one ever strengthening. All that's missing is a charismatic leader to pull the strings. History imparts that person will arrive. Pray for goodness because it could be evil.

Iran's Supreme Leader Calls For Arming Gaza To Fight Israel

AP | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday called on Muslims from around the world to help arm Gaza Palestinians in their fight against Is...

Khamenei: Iraq Conflict Between Humanity And Barbarity, Not Sunni-Shia

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2014 | World

DUBAI, June 28 (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called the Iraq conflict a "showdown between humanity and barbaria...