Ali Khamenei

Iran's Khamenei bans holding direct talks with United States: TV

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei banned holding any direct talks with the United States, state TV reported, rejecting an offer last month by U.S. President Donald Trump for talks with no preconditions with Tehran.<p>"I ban holding any talks with America ... America never …

South Asia

‘There will be no war, nor will we negotiate with the United States,’ says Iran’s supreme leader

However, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that Iran’s current problems were more the result of internal mismanagement than foreign sanctions.<p>Iran’s …

South Asia

Iran's Problems 'Internal, Not Just Sanctions', Khamenei

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Monday that the country's economic problems were the result of internal mismanagement and not just …

South Asia

Iran’s Supreme Leader Rules Out U.S. Talks in Trump-esque Style

“THERE WILL BE NO WAR, NOR WILL WE NEGOTIATE WITH THE U.S.,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweets<p>Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ruled out direct talks with the U.S. on Monday, rejecting an offer from Donald Trump in the president’s own style—a strongly worded, all-caps tweet.<p>“THERE WILL BE …

South Asia

Khamenei rules out any military confrontation with U.S.: TV

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday ruled out the possibility of any military confrontation with the United States, Iranian state TV reported.<p>Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech during a ceremony marking the death anniversary of the …

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Iran arrests 67 in corruption crackdown approved by Khamenei

TEHRAN (AFP) -<p>Iran's judiciary said Sunday that 67 people have been arrested in recent weeks as part of a corruption crackdown approved by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.<p>More than 100 government employees have also been barred from leaving the country, spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejeie …

South Asia

Iran’s top leader approves special corruption courts

Iran's Supreme Leader has approved a request by the judiciary to set up special courts to punish corrupt officials.<p>The official IRNA news agency …

Corruption

Iran to N. Korea: U.S. cannot be trusted

As the U.S. seeks to rein in their nuclear programs, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told North Korea's foreign minister that the Americans cannot …

North Korea

Iran detains Central Bank deputy chief in fraud crackdown

Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reports that authorities have detained the Central Bank of Iran's deputy chief as part of a crackdown on financial …

Central Banks

Protests Continue Across Iran

Rallies against the government continued for a fifth consecutive day in a number of Iranian cities on August 4. Protesters chanted "Death to the …

Radio Free Europe

Iran's Next Ayatollah

On July 28, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei marked 29 years since a referendum made his election official…but Iran must think toward the …

South Asia

Iran supreme leader says 'obvious mistake' to negotiate with U.S.: website

(Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday it would be an "obvious mistake" to negotiate with the United States as Washington was unreliable.<p>"The word and even the signature of the Americans cannot be relied upon, so negotiations with America are of no avail," …

South Asia

Iran leader backs Rouhani's suggestion Iran to block Gulf oil exports if own sales stopped

DUBAI, July 21 (Reuters) - Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday backed President Hassan Rouhani’s suggestion that Iran may block Gulf oil exports if its own exports are stopped, according to his official website.<p>“(Ayatollah Ali Khamenei) said remarks by the president ... that ‘if Iran’s oil is not …

South Asia

Iran's top leader endorses warning over oil supplies

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader has endorsed a warning made earlier by the country's president over Mideast oil supplies.<p>State TV reported Saturday that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, meeting with Iranian diplomats, praised the remarks by Hassan Rouhani and called them "a policy and attitude by the …

Middle East

‘Iran supreme leader says “obvious mistake” to negotiate with U.S.’

Updated: July 21, 2018 15:53 IST<p>Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during Friday prayers in Tehran in this file photo. | Photo …

South Asia

Iran's top leader rejects talks with US to solve problems

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday said any negotiation with the United States to solve the existing mutual problem is an …

South Asia

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: 'Negotiations with US useless'

By AFP<p>TEHRAN: Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday that negotiations with the United States are "useless" because it does not …

South Asia

Iran supreme leader says 'obvious mistake' to negotiate with US

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday it would be an “obvious mistake” to negotiate with the United States as Washington was …

South Asia

Leader receives Hajj officials

TEHRAN, Jul. 16 (MNA) – Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei held a meeting with Iranian organizers of this year's hajj on …

South Asia

Iran's supreme leader calls for government to be backed in face of U.S. sanctions

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during Friday prayers in Tehran 2/2<p>DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme …

South Asia

Iran will leave Syria, Iraq only if Baghdad, Damascus want it, aide to Khamenei says

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A top aide to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday that Iran would immediately withdraw its "military advisers" from Syria and Iraq only if their governments wanted it to.<p>"Iran and Russia's presence in Syria will continue to protect the country against …

Middle East

Iran coordinates military presence in Syria with Russia: Iranian official

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Friday that Tehran coordinates positions on its military presence in Syria with Moscow and Damascus.<p>He made his comments at a conference in Moscow, in response to a question about …

World News

Top Official Says Tehran Has no Intention of Leaving Syria

A senior envoy to Iran's leader says Tehran has no intention of leaving Syria despite U.S. and Israeli pressure. The statement from Ali Akbar …

South Asia

Russia's Putin meets Iran Supreme Leader's aide in Moscow: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin met Ali Akbar Velayati, a top adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Thursday in Moscow, RIA news agency reported, without providing any details.<p>Velayati hailed Iran's ties with Russia on Wednesday as "strategic" and said he …

Russia

Iran says ties with Russia "strategic"

TEHRAN, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Tehran and Moscow need to bolster their "strategic" cooperation in the face of U.S. hegemony, a senior adviser to Iran …

News (China)

Top aide to Iran's leader to meet Putin in Moscow on Wednesday: state TV

LONDON (Reuters) - A top adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will visit Moscow on Wednesday to deliver a message to President Vladimir Putin, state television reported.<p>Ali Akbar Velayati's visit will be part of efforts to make Tehran's stance clear after the U.S. withdrawal from …

News

Iran's judiciary must confront those who disrupt economic security: Supreme Leader

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential …

South Asia

Iran leader criticizes separation of immigrant parents and children in U.S

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran’s leader criticized the U.S. administration’s separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border in comments published on his official website Wednesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during Friday prayers in Tehran …

U.S.-Mexico border

Iran leader criticizes separation of immigrant parents and children in U.S.

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran’s leader criticized the U.S. administration’s separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border in comments published on his official website Wednesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during Friday prayers in Tehran …

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Israel sends 'Mean Girls' gif to troll Iran's Supreme Leader

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