Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

‘The plan will die before Trump”: Ayatollah

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said Donald Trump’s controversial plan for Israel-Palestine would die before the US president does. “This plan will certainly not work and it will die before Trump,” Khamenei said in his speech that aired on state television. “The Americans negotiated with the Zionists on[…]

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Khamenei bans negotiations with the U.S

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday banned any further negotiations between Iran and the United States, putting the brakes on moderates hoping to end Iran’s isolation after reaching a nuclear deal with world powers in July. Khamenei, the highest authority in the Islamic Republic, already said last month[…]

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Who is the ‘Great Satan’?

OPINION by Hamid Dabashi – There is scarcely a phrase more pointed and piercing than “the Great Satan” when Iranian authorities – beginning with the late Ayatollah Khomeini and now Ayatollah Khamenei – use it as a code-name for the United States. But what exactly does it mean? What does[…]

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No deal without ‘immediate’ sanctions relief: Iran

Iran’s Supreme Leader has stopped short of giving his endorsement to the framework nuclear deal struck last week between Tehran and world powers, while the country’s elected leader warned separately that his country would not sign a final deal unless economic sanctions were lifted immediately. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in[…]

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