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Khamenei Is Pessimistic About Nuclear Negotiations

Akbar Ganji | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Akbar Ganji

Negotiations about such a critical and vital issue must be done with the full support of the power structure in Iran. The Supreme Leader cannot view President Rouhani and his administration as his puppets, such that he can withdraw his support for them.

Iran's Leader and Mandela

Roya Boroumand | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
Roya Boroumand

If Iran's leadership seriously intends to move away from the violence that has become its trademark inside and outside the country, it will have to acknowledge past abuses and stop the cycle of violence.

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...

Where Is the Ayatollah?

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Micah D. Halpern

In all likelihood this Ayatollah is not going anyplace, anytime soon. But eventually, the end of the rule of the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei will come and when it does, it will be very interesting to see how things shake and rattle and are then resolved in Iran.

Stumbling to Tehran: A Deeply Flawed Argument for a Very Good Idea

Danny Postel | Posted 10.05.2013 | World
Danny Postel

The Leveretts are ideally positioned to champion the case for normalizing relations between the United States and Iran -- a case that desperately needs to be both made and heard in Washington. Lamentably, their ideological contortions get in the way and derail the effort.

Could Ahmadinejad End Up Under House Arrest?

Al-Monitor | Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.01.2013 | World

Until recently, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad behaved like a boxer who always knew that in fights against his rivals, the referee (i.e., the I...

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...

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 Asks For Recognition Of Nuclear Rights

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2012 | World

DUBAI, June 5 (Reuters) - An adviser to Iran's supreme leader has urged world powers to formally recognise its nuclear rights to bring about a "favo...

Washington and Tehran's Vicious Spin Cycle

Jamal Abdi | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
Jamal Abdi

If Iran and the U.S. are unable to build positive sum political space and the mutual spin becomes a vicious cycle, the negotiations could easily spin into failure.

How Sanctions Against Iran Could Backfire

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 05.14.2012 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

It is no secret that Iran is developing its nuclear capacity in a clandestine and deceptive manner. Yet ironically it is our reaction to Iranian intransigence that is more likely to lead to an Iranian bomb. And it's not for the reasons that many have cited.

Hardliners Face Off In Vote

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2012 | World

By Parisa Hafezi and Zahra Hosseinian TEHRAN, March 2 (Reuters) - Iranians voted on Friday in a parliamentary election expected to re...

Iranian Supreme Leader Warns Of 'Strong Slap And An Iron Fist'

AP | Posted 01.10.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's supreme leader on Thursday warned Israel and the United States that Tehran's response will be tough should its archenemies...

Will the U.S. Troop Withdrawal Leave the Door Wide Open for Iran?

Alireza Jafarzadeh | Posted 12.25.2011 | World
Alireza Jafarzadeh

On October 23, Ahmadinejad laid out Tehran's strategy to CNN. Clearly, Iran intends to take on the U.S.'s former role in Iraq.

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...

Iran Reportedly Considering Offering Syria $5.8 Billion In Aid

Posted 09.14.2011 | World

(Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei backs offering $5.8 billion in aid to Syria to bolster its economy, a French newspaper s...

Iran Leader Accuses U.S. Of 'Supporting Terrorism'

AP | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 08.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's supreme leader on Saturday accused the United States of supporting terrorism, pointing to American drone strikes in Pakistan an...

How to Stop Iran's Nuclear Threat

Alireza Jafarzadeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alireza Jafarzadeh

The Iranian opposition movement does not ask for money or arms, much less troops. But it does demand that, at this critical juncture, it not be shut out of the Iran policy debate.

Tehran's Dilemma in Trying to Have It Both Ways

Alireza Jafarzadeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alireza Jafarzadeh

To no one's surprise, the regime ruling Iran is watching the unrest in the Middle East and North Africa, searching for a way to exploit the outcomes to its advantage.

Khamenei: A Counterfeit Leader

Mahmood Delkhasteh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mahmood Delkhasteh

As the result of censorship, the Iranian Green movement has yet failed to identify a democratic and independent political alternative which challenges the regime in its totality.

Khamenei Seeks Rehabilitation in Qom

Geneive Abdo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Geneive Abdo

While the Iranian regime appears to be finding support these days in Shiite quarters from Beirut to Baghdad, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is searching for theological backing this week in his own backyard.

Iran's Uprising Continues -- From Prison Cells

Josh Shahryar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Shahryar

Few stories chronicle the constant struggle for democracy and human rights in Iran. This, however, does not mean that the struggle is dead. It is a daily struggle that continues ever vigorously.

Iranian Diaspora Needs to Act

Josh Shahryar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Shahryar

What the Green Movement needs from the Iranian Diaspora, especially in the United States, is to come together and form a strong voice of political support for the cause of Iran's democratization.