Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran's supreme leader rules out US talks as tensions rise over Saudi attacks

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the US adopted a policy of "maximum pressure" on Iran because it believes it cannot bring the Islamic republic to its knees through other means.

published on : 17th September 2019

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urges Muslims to block 'doomed' US peace plan 

The Trump administration plan centers on a USD 50 billion Palestinian investment and infrastructure proposal, but avoids core political issues that are key to resolving the dispute.

published on : 10th August 2019

Iran-US conflict: Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Iranians won't budge over US sanctions

The sanctions followed Iran's downing last week of a US surveillance drone, worth over USD 100 million, over the Strait of Hormuz, sharply escalating the crisis.

published on : 26th June 2019

Donald Trump sanctions dead Iran leader instead of current, Twitterati mocks him

But the Islamic republic's founder and revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini died in 1989, and the country has since been led by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

published on : 25th June 2019

Japan PM Shinzo Abe to meet Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to mediate with US

According to a media report, Abe's planned meeting with influential Khamenei will be the first such talks between a Japanese premier and Tehran's supreme leader.

published on : 2nd June 2019

Iran vows revenge on 'mercenaries' behind suicide attack

Wednesday's attack, which targeted a busload of Revolutionary Guards in the volatile southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan, was one of the deadliest on Iranian security forces in years.

published on : 14th February 2019

Some US officials are 'first-class idiots': Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Khamenei was having a dig at US officials who had predicted there would be regime change in Iran by the end of 2018.

published on : 9th January 2019

Iran protest: Huge pro-regime rallies after days of unrest

Tens of thousands gathered in cities across Iran on Wednesday in a massive show of support for the regime after days of deadly unrest, state television showed. 

published on : 3rd January 2018

2009 vs now: How Iran's new protests compare to the past 

In a dramatic shift from 2009, protesters now are chanting slogans against Khamenei and rejecting the ruling system.

published on : 3rd January 2018

UN chief expresses regret at rising death toll in Iran, calls for respect for protesters' rights

A total of 21 people have died in five days of unrest across the country which began as protests over the economy before quickly turning against the Islamic regime as a whole. 

published on : 3rd January 2018

As demonstrations spread across country, what next for Iran protests?

Demonstrations are spreading across Iran and turning increasingly violent, but analysts say a lack of leadership and political support mean they may struggle to maintain momentum.

published on : 2nd January 2018

Iran protest: Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blames country's 'enemies' for unrest

The supreme leader of Iran said in a statement on state television, that the 'enemies' of the country of joined hands to create problems for the regime.

published on : 2nd January 2018

Rohingya tragedy marks death of Nobel Peace Prize, says Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday said that violence in Myanmar against the Rohingya Muslims marks the "death of Nobel Peace Prize".

published on : 12th September 2017