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Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei is a Twelver Shia Marja' and the second and current Supreme Leader of Iran, in office since 1989. He was previously President of Iran from 1981 to 1989. Khamenei is the longest serving head of state in the Middle East, as well as the second-longest serving Iranian leader of the last century, after Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
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Iran's supreme leader tweets against iPhone imports on iPhoneIran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweeted criticism against the import of iPhones into Iran from an iPhone on Sunday, according to Radio Farda. Khamenei criticized the half a billion dollar..
Ayatollah Khamenei pardons, commutes sentences of 2,135 Iranian prisonersLeader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned or commuted the sentences of a large number of Iranian prisoners. The Leader on Wednesday agreed to a request by Iran's..
Supreme leader says Iran won't negotiate with USTEHRAN, Iran — Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Friday his country will not negotiate with the United States because America would only use talks for propaganda purposes. The Trump..
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Twitter downplays Khamenei calls for genocide as political speechTwitter was held to account for a “double standard” of censoring comments by politicians that it has deemed hate speech while allowing Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to tweet calls to..
Iran's Khamenei urges fight against 'tragic' virus resurgenceShares Iran's supreme leader Sunday called the resurgence of the novel coronavirus in the country "truly tragic" and urged all citizens to help stem what has been the region's deadliest outbreak. "Let..
Iran's Khamenei warns economy will worsen if virus spreadsTEHRAN: Iran's supreme leader warned on Saturday that the country's economic problems would worsen if the novel coronavirus spreads unchecked, saying the initial momentum to contain it had since..
Iran's Khamenei says Floyd's killing exposes real nature of U.S.Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that the killing of George Floyd in police custody had exposed the true nature of the rulers of the United States.
Iran assails US for Floyd death, rights stanceTEHRAN: Iran's supreme leader has assailed Washington in the wake of George Floyd's killing for its allegedly duplicitous policies when it comes to upholding human rights. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei..
Is The Trump Administration Targeting Twitter To Silence Iran’s Criticism Of U.S. Racism?Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling Anyone who lives in Iran, or travels throughout the Middle East, Southwest Asia and North Africa, is aware of Iran’s criticism of the United States,..
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: fight to 'liberate Palestine' is 'Islamic duty'Iran's supreme leader said it was an "Islamic duty" to fight for the "liberation of Palestine" in a landmark speech Friday amid rising tensions with regional arch-enemy Israel. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei..
Iran leader hails armed support for Palestinians against 'tumor' IsraelIran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday denounced Israel as a "tumor" to be eliminated and hailed Tehran's supply of weaponry to Palestinian armed groups fighting against it.
Iran’s Khamenei Calls Israel a ‘Cancerous Tumor’ in Middle EastIran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on Palestinians on Friday to continue their uprising against Israel, suggesting the Israeli government was a “tumor” that should be confronted..
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Iran's Khamenei denounces Israel as 'tumor' that will be eliminatedIran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on Palestinians on Friday to continue their uprising against Israel, suggesting the Israeli government was a "tumor" that should be confronted until..
Iran will support any nation or group that fights Israel: supreme leaderIran will support any nation or group that fights Israel, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday.
Iran Supreme Leader says Americans will be expelled from Iraq and SyriaAmericans will be expelled from Iraq and Syria, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday, renewing Iran's demand for U.S. troops to be withdrawn from the Middle East.
Americans will be expelled from Iraq and Syria: Iran Supreme LeaderAmericans will be expelled from Iraq and Syria, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday, according to his official website.
Iran supreme leader approves tapping sovereign wealth fund to fight coronavirusIran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has approved the withdrawal of one billion euros from the country's sovereign wealth fund to help fight the coronavirus epidemic, President Hassan Rouhani's..
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei's Twitter accounts accidentally suspendedTwitter briefly suspended several accounts for Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday after mistakenly flagging them as spam content, the company told The National. Mr Khameini's..
Iran leader refuses US virus help, citing conspiracy theoryIran's supreme leader has refused US assistance to fight the new coronavirus, citing an unfounded conspiracy theory that the virus could be man-made by America. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's comments come..
Iran's Khamenei rejects U.S. help offer, vows to defeat coronavirusThe United States' offer to help Iran in its fight against the new coronavirus pandemic is strange, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a televised speech on Sunday, describing U.S...
Khamenei lauds Iranians' 'dazzling' sacrifices to fight virusIran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a speech on state television for the Persian New Year, praised Iranians for their "dazzling" sacrifices in fighting the coronavirus outbreak in the..
Khamenei praises Iranians in fight against coronavirusIran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a speech on state television for the Persian New Year, praised Iranians for their "dazzling" sacrifices in fighting the coronavirus outbreak in the..
Khamenei says U.S. sanctions forced Iran to become 'self-sufficient'Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a live speech on state TV for the start of the Persian new year, said on Friday that U.S. sanctions has forced the country to become self-sufficient..
Iran's supreme leader to pardon 10,000 prisoners, including political onesIran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will pardon 10,000 prisoners including political ones in honor of the Iranian new year on Friday, state TV reported.
Top adviser to Iran's supreme leader infected with coronavirus: TasnimA top adviser to Iran's utmost authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been infected with the new coronavirus, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Thursday.
Iran supreme leader cancels Persian new year speech because of coronavirus outbreak: official siteIran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei canceled his speech in the city of Mashhad for Persian new year, which is on March 20, to prevent further infections of coronavirus, according to a..
Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei slams India for Delhi riotsFreedom House, a US think tank, also flagged concerns about India. “The Indian government has taken its Hindu nationalist agenda to a new level with a succession of policies threatening the..
Iran's Khamenei asks India to stop attacks on Muslims after deadly riotsNEW DELHI (Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged India on Thursday to "confront extremist Hindus" and "stop the massacre of Muslims", adding to the international fallout over..
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Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei asks India to 'confront extremist Hindus and their parties'Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday asked the Indian government to confront what he called "extremist Hindus and their parties", saying the hearts of Muslims all over the world..
Iran: Council Member Close to Supreme Leader Dies From VirusA member of a council that advises Iran’s supreme leader died Monday after falling sick from the new coronavirus, state radio reported, becoming the first top official to succumb to the illness that..
Iran's enemies tried to use coronavirus to impact vote: KhameneiSupreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday Iran's enemies tried to put people off voting in Friday's parliamentary election by exaggerating the threat of the new coronavirus but that..
Iran counts votes in election stacked in favour of hardlinersDubai: Iran has started counting votes in its parliamentary election, state TV said on Saturday, in which hardline allies of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei are likely to gain a seizable majority..
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Factbox: Choices curtailed - Iran's parliamentary electionIranians voted on Friday in a parliamentary election likely to reinforce the authority of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, amid mounting U.S. pressure over the nuclear program and as discontent..