Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran's Supreme Leader Says Saudi Arabia Sides with Israel and U.S., A 'Betrayal' of 1.6 Billion Muslims

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has accused Saudi Arabia of double-crossing the Palestinians and betraying 1.6 billion Muslims by …

Middle East

A long simmering factor in Iran protests: climate change

In the mountains of western Iran, the province of Chaharmahal Bakhtiari is known for mile-high lagoons, flowing rivers and wetlands that attract thousands of species of migratory birds.<p>But years of diminishing rainfall have shriveled water sources. Conditions worsened, residents say, after Iranian …

Iran

Diary Excerpts: Incontinent Thoughts of a Rogue Thinker

- Advertisement -<p>Diary Excerpts: Incontinent Thoughts of a Rogue Thinker<p>11/20/17 So far, Secretary of State Tillerson erroneously referred to his …

Liberal View

Trump didn’t scrap the Iran deal. But he did the next worst thing.

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S advisers barely prevailed on him not to scrap the nuclear agreement with Iran last week, staving off for 120 days a self-inflicted foreign policy disaster. But Mr. Trump did the next-worst thing: He issued an ultimatum to Congress and America’s European allies demanding …

Opinion

Iran's leader accuses Saudis of 'treason' against Muslims

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader accused Saudi rulers on Tuesday of committing "treason" against Muslims by aligning themselves with the United States and Israel.<p>Addressing parliamentary representatives from Islamic countries gathered in Tehran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the U.S. decision …

Iran

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei just explained why Israel takes a hardline on Iran

On Tuesday, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweeted this:<p>#Palestine is a collective, a country with a history. Palestine is from the …

Iran

Iran supreme leader slams US over Trump 'shithole' slur

Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday said US President Donald Trump's alleged slur against some poor countries proved Washington's claims it defends …

Iran

Iran vows proper response to new US sanctions

Iranian supreme leader Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)<p>Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq …

Iran

Commentary: Why the U.S. should support Iran protesters

In recent weeks, Iran has again been in the throes of an uprising. Signs of the regime change America had long hoped to see are on the horizon. In the unlikeliest cities — once the strongholds of the conservatives — Iranians have taken to the streets, demanding, not just reform, but a referendum.<p>A …

Opinion

Kafkaesque Impediments to Challenging Iran’s Theocracy

Photo by Blondinrikard Fröberg | CC BY 2.0<i><br>Shahid Beshesti University (SBU), Tehran</i>On several occasions, meeting with brilliant, tech-savvy Iranian …

Iran

Iran frees 440 people arrested during protests

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran has freed 440 people arrested in Tehran during anti-government protests, a judiciary official said, amid continuing uncertainty over how many were detained around the country.<p>The demonstrations, which began over economic hardships in late December, spread to more than 80 …

Iran

James Mattis Just Sent a Direct Message to the Iranian People

"Our beef, if we have one, is not with the Iranian people."

Conservative View

Trump’s Iran Pretensions

On Friday, President Trump announced that he’d not revoke Mr. Obama’s nuclear weapons deal with Iran. Twice in 2017 he certified Iran’s continued …

Iran

What’s driving Iran’s protests?

EPA-EFE/STR<p>Click for full view<p>Iranian students clash with riot police during an anti-government protest around the University of Tehran, Iran, 30 …

European News

Iran's elites are much more vulnerable than they think

• <b>Anti-government Iranian protests prove that Iran's leadership may be more fractured than people think.</b>• <b><br>The protests started in the religious city of Mashhad and spread to over 70 cities, towns, and villages throughout the country, beginning late last month.</b>• <b><br>Hard-liners and reformists are at odds over</b> …

Iran

This Time, the Iron Fist Wasn't Iran's Only Protest Response

Plenty of force was on display as Iran’s authorities stamped out protests over the past two weeks. Something more unexpected emerged as well: a …

Business

Trump’s Demand to Rewrite Iran Deal Tests a Weakened Diplomatic Corps

WASHINGTON — President Trump, by demanding on Friday that European allies agree to rewrite the Iran nuclear deal within 120 days or he will kill it, set himself a diplomatic challenge that would be formidable even for an administration with a deep bench of experienced negotiators.<p>For Mr. Trump, who …

Politics

Iranian Teachers Union Blames Protests On State 'Mismanagement'

An Iranian teachers' organization has blamed the country's recent outbreak of protests on inflation, poverty, unemployment, and "mismanagement by …

Iran

The Other Iran

You've probably read recently about the wave of unrest in Iran that has led to at least 24 deaths and 8,000 arrests. Many of the protesters have …

Conservative View

Leaked Video Of Khamenei Raises Questions About Iran's Supreme Leadership

A mid-ranking cleric, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was unexpectedly chosen as supreme leader during an emergency closed-door session of the Assembly of …

Iran

Five myths about Iran

For the past four decades, the United States and Iran have demonized each other to no end. According to Tehran, America is “the Great Satan” whose imperialist designs have destabilized the Middle East and brought nothing but misery to the people of the region. Washington, meanwhile, depicts Iran as …

Iran

Iranian ayatollah Shahroudi in Hanover - 'Germany should not be a haven for criminals'

Ayatollah Mahmud Hashemi Shahroudi was responsible for overseeing hundreds of death sentences as head of Iran's justice ministry. Many in Germany …

World News

As the protests fizzle, Iran and the West consider their next move

ANGRY Iranians are still in the streets, but the widespread protests that have been rocking Iran appear to be fizzling out. Starting on December …

Iran

The Spark Behind Iran's Unrest: Millions of Defrauded Investors

The call to protest came through a group channel on the smartphone app Telegram. Younes, a 42-year-old accountant at a saffron-importing company, like most of the group’s thousand or so members, had lost his savings when a financial firm promising huge returns went bankrupt amid bad investments and …

World News

Iran’s Leader Calls Trump ‘Psychotic,’ Warns of Revenge

TEHRAN — In a furious series of Twitter posts and statements on his website on Tuesday, Iran’s supreme leader called President Trump “psychotic” and repeated accusations that the United States bore primary responsibility for instigating a week of protests that rocked Iran in recent weeks.<p>“He says …

World News

Iran protests end but regime now faces ‘race against time,’ experts say

LONDON — Iran's most significant protests in almost a decade may have calmed, but anger that fueled the nationwide demonstrations lingers and could erupt again at any time, according to experts.<p>Suzanne Maloney, deputy director of the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, called the …

World News

‘Moment I didn’t expect in Iran’

I must look lost.<p>A man in his 70s pulls me in and asks in surprisingly fluent English where I’m from, what I’m looking for and whether he can help me.<p>…

Iran

Trump’s Disingenuous Support for Iranian Protestors Has Backfired

The protests that roiled Iran over the past two weeks had little to do with the United States or its foreign policy. Despite concerted efforts on the …

Barack Obama

Why ordinary Iranians are turning to internet backdoors to beat censorship

Numerous apps that are often required by Iranian social media users who want to continue using blocked social media services such as Telegram<p><b>Social media in Iran is carefully controlled, but its usefulness - including in organising protests - leads many ordinary Iranians to see out ways around the</b> …

Iran

White House 'Disturbed' by Reported Torture, Killings of Jailed Iranian Protesters

The White House is calling reports of Iranian protesters tortured or killed in prison "disturbing" and demands freedom for all political prisoners …

Iran