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Iran supreme leader says voting is 'religious duty'

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader said Tuesday it is a "religious duty" for people to vote in this week's general election and strengthen the Islamic republic against the "propaganda" of its enemies."Participating in elections and voting...

Khamenei: 'Bitter' plane tragedy should not cloud Soleimani's 'sacrifice'

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader called the accidential downing of a Ukrainian airliner a "bitter" tragedy Friday but said it should not overshadow the "sacrifice" of a top commander killed in a US drone strike.

Iran supreme leader says 'slap in face' delivered to US

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader said a "slap in the face" was delivered to the United States, when the Islamic republic fired missiles at US troop bases in Iraq on Wednesday.

Iran supreme leader says 'very dangerous' plot foiled

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday said his sanctions-hit country had foiled a "very dangerous" plot after violent demonstrations triggered by a fuel price hike.

Protest-hit Iran says 'enemy conspiracy' defeated

Tehran - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday the country's people had defeated an "enemy conspiracy" behind a wave of violent street protests and were celebrating their victory.

Khamenei says enemy 'repelled' in protest-hit Iran

Tehran - Iran's Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the enemy had been "repelled" in the country where dozens are thought to have died in violent protests sparked by a petrol price hike.

Iran leader backs petrol price hike that sparked deadly unrest

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader on Sunday threw his support behind a decision to hike petrol prices, a move that sparked nationwide unrest in which he said "some lost their lives".

Iran's Khamenei backs petrol price hike decision: state TV

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday voiced support for a decision to impose petrol price hikes and rationing that sparked protests across the Islamic republic.

Khamenei says nuclear weapons forbidden for Iran

Tehran - Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that Iran could have taken the step to develop nuclear weapons but will not because their use is "haram", or forbidden in Islam.

Khamenei: Iran to keep rolling back nuclear commitments

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that the Islamic republic will keep rolling back its commitments under the landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

Iran unbowed by US 'insults', says supreme leader Khamenei

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that his country remains unbowed by pressure exerted by the United States and its "insults" against the Islamic republic.

Iran's Khamenei says will quit nuke deal without European guarantees

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that Tehran would quit the landmark 2015 nuclear deal unless European signatories offered solid guarantees that trade relations would continue after the US withdrawal.

Iran attacks 'reinforce hatred' for US, Saudi: leader

Tehran - The attacks in Tehran this week will only "reinforce hatred" for the United States and Saudi Arabia, Iran's supreme leader said on Friday at a funeral for those killed.

Iran leader rejects reconciliation with anti-regime 'minority'

Tehran - Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday rejected the possibility of reconciliation with a "minority" that is opposed to the regime.

Iran leader slams 'catastrophic' US election

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader said Wednesday that the level of debate between the US presidential election frontrunners showed the "catastrophe" of American politics and warned against any further negotiations with Washington.

Khamenei says Iranians want MPs who won't be intimidated by U.S.

Tehran - Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that Iranians want lawmakers who will not be intimidated by the United States, two days before a key parliamentary election.

Iran supreme leader condemns Saudi embassy attack

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei publicly condemned Wednesday for the first time the January 2 attack on Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran as "a very bad and wrong incident".

Iran's Khamenei warns against US 'deceit' in nuclear deal

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned on Tuesday against American "deceit" after Tehran finalised a landmark nuclear deal with world powers led by the United States.

Iran's Khamenei urges even those against him to vote

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Saturday urged all citizens, including those who do not approve of him, to take part in next month's parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections.

Iran leader warns Guards against U.S. infiltration

Tehran - Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned commanders of the elite Revolutionary Guards Wednesday to be on alert for "political and cultural" infiltration by the United States.

Iran leader criticises rich kids after deadly car crashes

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei criticised fast-driving wealthy youngsters Sunday for creating "psychological insecurity" on the streets after two high-speed accidents killed five people.

Iran's Khamenei sends letter to Obama

Washington - Iran's supreme leader has sent a secret but noncommittal letter to US President Barack Obama in response to American overtures, amid talks to strike a nuclear accord, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Iran's supreme leader reveals demands in nuclear talks

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader revealed Tuesday his country's demands for a massive long-term increase in its nuclear enrichment capability, laying bare huge gaps between Tehran and world powers negotiating a deal.

Iran's leader Khamenei calls for self-reliance in face of sanctions

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader on Friday sounded a battle cry for self-reliance in the face of international sanctions, saying Iranians should not pin their hopes on a nuclear deal with world powers.Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's most powerful authority, has le...

Iran's Khamenei says nuclear talks will 'lead nowhere'

Tehran - Iran's top decision-maker Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that while he is not against a resumption of nuclear negotiations with the world's major powers, the talks will "lead nowhere"."Some of the officials of the previous government as well as ...

Khameini: We dont seek nuclear but if we do, no one can stop us

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday that his country is not seeking nuclear weapons, but if it wanted to, no country could stop it from doing so.

Raping Freedom of Speech in Iran

After major protests last summer in Iran because of the contested elections, the crackdown on journalists is still ongoing. Mass arrests of journalists in Iran were reported Tuesday, February 16th by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

Iran News Roundup, October 14, 2009

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei may be in a coma. The regime launched a probe into opposition cleric Mahdi Karroubi. A top Ahmadinejad official's daughter applies for asylum in Germany. Russia balks, China talks, and AMPAS wraps an Iran film seminar series.

Blacklisted Iranian Actress to Appear with AMPAS in Los Angeles

AMPAS is launching a week-long series on Iranian film to be hosted at UCLA and the Academy's Linwood Dunn Theater. Guests include ten Iranian film artists now in L.A. Among them is actress Fatemeh Motamed-Aria, who was reported to be blacklisted in Iran

More Protests in Iran as Ahmadinejad is Sworn in as President

Protesters taking to the streets of Tehran today to register their opposition to the official swearing in of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as President, were met by a show of force from the Iranian authorities.
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