Khamenei: The future is missiles, not negotiations

Missiles, and not negotiations, will be a part of Iran’s future relations with the outside world, the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared on Wednesday, according to The Telegraph. The comments are an apparent rebuke to Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former president who has become a close ally of current President Hassan Rouhani, and […]

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Ayatollah Awards Medals, Promotions to IRGC Personnel Who Held US Sailors at Gunpoint

(CNSNews.com) – More than two weeks after Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) personnel detained 10 U.S. Navy sailors overnight in the Persian Gulf supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday awarded medals to the men involved. Khamenei awarded the Fath (“Victory” or “Conquest”) medals to IRGC Navy commander Sardar Fadavi and four others “for their […]

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Iran stops dismantling centrifuges, despite nuclear deal

Iran has stopped dismantling centrifuges in the Natanz and Fordow uranium enrichment plants, despite the nuclear deal with the West, Reuters reported on Tuesday, citing state media. The move came after conservative lawmakers complained to President Hassan Rouhani that the process was too rushed. Iran had last week announced it had begun shutting down inactive […]

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Iranian Cleric: Kerry Said he Wishes US Had Leader Like Ayatollah Khamenei

A senior Iranian cleric claims that US Secretary of State John Kerry told Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif that he “wished the US had a leader like Iran’s supreme leader” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in comments made during the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. The cleric, Ayatollah Alam al-Hoda who is a senior member of the powerful […]

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Rouhani: We’ll Reject Any Restraints on Our Nuclear Program

Iran’s President, Hassan Rouhani, made clear on Sunday that Tehran will reject any restraints on its nuclear operations outside the international rules set by the industry watchdog. “We will only accept the legal controls of the IAEA within the framework of the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” he said during a visit by International Atomic Energy Agency chief […]

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Khamenei to Palestinian Arabs: Keep Fighting Israel

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, urged Palestinian Arabs on Wednesday to keep fighting Israel, according to AFP. “The only way to deal with this savage regime is to continue resistance and armed struggle and extend it to the West Bank (Judea and Samaria -ed.),” the official IRNA news agency quoted Khamenei as saying. Iran, […]

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Salman Rushdie in 1989.

The Rushdie Fatwa 25 Years Later

by Daniel Pipes Feb 14, 2014 Cross-posted from National Review Online, The Corner Twenty-five years ago today, Ayatollah Khomeini brought his edict down on Salman Rushdie. Iran’s revolutionary leader objected to the author’s magical-realist novel The Satanic Verses because of its insults to the Muslim prophet Muhammad and responded by calling for the execution of […]

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Ayatollah’s Comments on Women at Odds With Abuses at Home

(CNSNews.com) – Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with a series of Twitter messages extolling women, but U.N. rights experts paint a bleak picture of Iran’s treatment of women, especially those in prison. Several other Islamic countries also have a poor record when it […]

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Senior Iranian Cleric Who Boasts of Being Godfather of Suicide Attacks: Injured in Embassy Bombing

Embassy Bomber ID’ed as Palestinian November 21, 2013 16:12 by Pesach Benson One of the suicide bombers from this week’s attack on the Iranian embassy in Beirut is Palestinian, according to the Daily Star. Michael Totten and NOW Lebanon look at Hezbollah’s fears of more suicide attacks. And the Times of London piles on with a new irony you gotta […]

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