Tag "Khamenei"

Rafsanjani: shark or kingmaker?

by Simon Tisdall for The Guardian The man accused by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of masterminding the opposition campaign to oust him from the presidency has dropped out of view since election day. But Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani remains a formidable figure in Iranian politics with a network of well-placed allies straddling the reformist and moderate conservative camps. If any one leader is able to force a re-run of last Friday’s disputed

Islamic Revolution Leader issued a statement Sunday on the horrendous tragedy of Gaza bloodbath in the hand of the Zionists

Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei issued a statement Sunday on the horrendous tragedy of Gaza bloodbath in the hand of the Zionists, strongly condemning the heinous complicity of the criminal Bush’s regime with the Zionists, adding that the silence of some international bodies and some Arab states provided for the crimes. Ayatollah Khamenei declared Monday as day of general mourning and called on all Muslim people and free

Maliki summoned to Tehran

Press TV reports that Maliki will travel to Tehran this Sunday for the discussion of “a further expansion bilateral ties” and that he will meet with both President Ahmadinejad and, more importantly, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. So what are they going to discuss? Opening an Iraqi chamber of commerce in Tabriz or maybe expanding cultural ties? Hardly. There is no doubt in my mind at all that what will really

Hamas’ Khalid Meshaal meets with Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

Press TV has just published a short article saying that the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has granted an audience to Hamas’ political leader Khaled Meshaal. The AFP provides some more details about the meeting and its context: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday told the visiting political supremo of Hamas to keep up the resistance against Israel, warning that abandoning the struggle would lead to

Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei’s condolences to Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah

Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei wrote a message Thursday to pass on condolences to Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah over the martyrdom of the assassinated Lebanese warrior Hajj Imad Mughniyeh. The text of the message in full follows:Bismillah-e Rahman-e Rahim Dear brother Hojjat-ol-Islam Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah The martyrdom of the dedicated and diligent brother Hajj Imad Mughniyeh was a great accomplishment and a prosperous culmination for the

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei, Urges Breach of Gaza Siege

Al-Manar TV reports: The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei on Friday called on Muslim heads of state to join hands to break the Israeli occupation siege of Gaza. “Muslim governments should break siege of Gaza and the Egyptian government and nation have a heavy duty in that concern. All Muslim nations should help the Egyptian government and nations fulfill the duty,” said Ayatollah Khamenei in

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei wants a “powerful Russia”

“A sovereign Iran is in the interest of Russia. At the same time, a powerful Russia is in the interest of Iran” Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei welcomed the Russian President’s declaration of Moscow resolve for expanding the bilateral relations with Tehran to unlimited levels adding that the expansion would prove beneficial to both nations. Ayatollah Khamenei told the visiting Vladimir Putin Tuesday night that the two nations

Putin warns against Iran attack during landmark visit

by Stuart Williams Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday warned against military action on Iran and backed its right to nuclear energy, during the first visit to the country by a Kremlin chief since World War II. Putin, attending a summit meeting of Caspian Sea states, arrived in the Iranian capital amid heavy security and secrecy over his travel plans after reports that a squad of suicide bombers planned to

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei views on women in Islam

Islam’s emphasis on women’s family role never means it refuses their presence in other parts of society Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei told an elite assembly of Iranian women Wednesday that in Islam’s view, the responsibility of running the society and country falls on every individual men and women alike whereas the prime assignment of women at every social status lies in the foundation of family. Ayatollah Khamenei

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez meet with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

Iran: US no more a wall of fear The Leader of the Islamic Revolution says the false façade of the US, which used to intimidate other nations, has dissipated. He made the comment in his meeting with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who is in Tehran on a three-day visit. “Its shaky political structure as well as the ongoing domestic complications it has to deal with has proven the bullying policies

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei: Iran won’t Give Up Nuclear Rights

TEHRAN, June 30— The Supreme Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Saturday that the Iranian nation will not give up its nuclear rights, stressing that the Western powers’ hue and cry will not have an impact on the nation’s strong determination. Ayatollah Khamenei said the Iranian nation has shown that the government officials will enjoy public support wherever they choose the right path. The leader said

Iraq’s President Talabani meets Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei in Teheran

Presence of occupiers, the main problem facing Iraq Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei told the visiting Iraqi President Jalal Talabani and his accompanying delegation Tuesday evening that the paramount issue facing Iraq at the moment is the presence of the occupiers and lack of security. “The Islamic Republic of Iran continues to give unstinting support to the serving Iraqi government, its president, its premier, its administration and its

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