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  • Khamenei blames United States, ‘wicked’ Britain, for creating Islamic State

    October 13, 2014 | 1:34 pm

    Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Monday blamed the United States and the "wicked" British government for creating the Islamic State in his first speech since undergoing prostate surgery last month.

    The sharp remarks were a reminder of Iranian suspicions about the...

  • Egypt urges U.S. restraint over Missouri unrest

    August 19, 2014 | 5:56 pm

    Egypt on Tuesday urged U.S. authorities to exercise restraint in dealing with racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri - echoing language Washington used to caution Egypt as it cracked down on Islamist protesters last year.

    U.S. foes Iran and Syria also lambasted the...

  • Iran leader calls Israel ‘rabid dog,’ urges arms for Palestinians

    July 29, 2014 | 12:55 pm

    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called Israel a "rabid dog" for its attacks on Gaza, and urged Muslims to arm Palestinians to enable them to counter what he termed genocide.

    About 1,087 Gazans, most of them civilians, have been killed in 22 days of...

  • Netanyahu says Iran’s nuclear program a ‘clear and present danger’

    May 12, 2014 | 9:20 am

    Iran's nuclear program is a clear and present danger and the country cannot be allowed to get the capability to make nuclear arms, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.

    Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Monday described as "stupid and idiotic"...

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  • Iran, six powers face ‘significant gaps’ in nuclear talks

    April 9, 2014 | 9:45 am

    Iran will never slow down its nuclear research program, the Islamic Republic's clerical supreme leader said on Wednesday as negotiators from Tehran and six world powers struggled to narrow "significant gaps" blocking the way to a long-term deal.

    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said...

  • Simon Wiesenthal Center’s top 10 anti-Semitic, anti-Israel slurs of 2013

    December 30, 2013 | 2:42 pm

    1. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Supreme Leader of Iran

    “Rabid dog … its leaders … cannot be called human”

    Even as the world’s top diplomats celebrated a tentative nuclear/sanctions deal that many believe will not stop Iran’s capacity to go nuclear, few leaders condemned Supreme...
  • L.A. Iranian Jews pessimistic about new Iranian president

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 19, 2013 | 4:32 pm

    In the wake of the election on June 16 of Iranian cleric Hassan Rohani as the next president of Iran, Los Angeles’ Iranian-Jewish activists not hopeful that the new head of the Iranian regime will be able to transform Iran’s radical totalitarian Islamic dictatorship. 

    Local...

  • Ayatollah Khamenei: Iran will destroy Israeli cities If attacked

    March 21, 2013 | 7:48 am

    Iran's clerical supreme leader said on Thursday the Islamic Republic would destroy the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa if it came under attack from the Jewish state.

    "At times the officials of the Zionist regime (Israel) threaten to launch a military invasion but they...

  • For Netanyahu, N. Korea nuclear test offers lesson on Iran

    February 19, 2013 | 12:44 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pointed on Monday to North Korea's latest nuclear test as proof the world must keep up pressure on Iran to prevent it acquiring atomic weapons.

    In a speech to a gathering of international Jewish leaders, Netanyahu said sanctions alone...

  • Iran’s supreme leader rejects direct talks with U.S.

    February 7, 2013 | 10:04 am

    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, rejected a U.S. proposal for direct talks between the two countries.

    Khamenei was responding to offers from the United States, including last week by Vice President Joseph Biden at the Munich security conference, to hold a...

  • Iran’s supreme leader blames ‘evil Zionists’ for anti-Islam film

    September 14, 2012 | 1:54 pm

    Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, blamed “evil Zionists” and the U.S. government for the anti-Islam film that has sparked violent protests in Muslim countries.

    In a statement issued Thursday, Khamenei said that the film “showed the fury of the evil Zionists at the...

  • August 16, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 16, 2012 | 2:00 am

    In-depth

    Are Israel’s Iran Threats Intended to Push the World Into Action?

    Veteran US diplomat Dennis Ross talks to Al Monitor about Israel’s motives in being so public about a possible attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

    It is not so much the case that in X number of days...

  • May 10, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 10, 2012 | 4:19 am

    The Arab Spring facilitates an Arab-Israeli settlement

    The rise of Turkish-style democracy in the Arab world will put an end to cries for the ‎Israel’s destruction, writes Sadegh Zibakalam in the Daily Star.‎

    The Islam that has come out of the Arab Spring is more inclined...

  • Report: Obama tells Khamenei to prove there’s no weapons ambition

    April 6, 2012 | 12:39 pm

    President Obama reportedly relayed a message to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei challenging the Iranian supreme leader to prove his assertion that Iran does not want a nuclear weapon.

    Obama sent the message last week through Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a Washington Post...

  • Khamenei: Iran will attack to defend itself

    March 20, 2012 | 10:33 am

    In the face of aggression from the United States or Israel, Iran will attack to defend itself, Iran’s most powerful figure, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday.

    “We do not have nuclear weapons and we will not build them but in the face of aggression from the enemies, whether from...

  • Iran defiant as U.N. nuclear talks fail

    February 22, 2012 | 7:06 pm

    The U.N. nuclear watchdog ended its latest mission to Iran after talks on Tehran’s suspected secret atomic weapons research failed, a setback likely to increase the risk of confrontation with the West.

    The United States criticized Iran on Wednesday over the failure of the...

  • Iran threatens retaliation over oil embargo

    February 3, 2012 | 9:11 am

    Iran’s supreme leader threatened on Friday to retaliate against the West for sanctions, a day after a U.S. newspaper said defense secretary Leon Panetta believed Israel was likely to bomb Iran within months to stop it building a nuclear bomb.

    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s defiant...

  • New book: Iran sanctions only If coupled with diplomacy

    January 31, 2012 | 4:24 pm

    News on the Iran front is getting more and more complicated. I am not referring to the situation at Iran’s nuclear facilities but to the one here in Washington, where Congress, deep into election-year fundraising and thinking about the March AIPAC policy conference, is crafting yet...

  • Iran calls for Israel to be ‘punished’

    January 20, 2012 | 12:20 pm

    An ally of Iran’s supreme leader called on Friday for Israel to be “punished” for killing a nuclear scientist and the top U.S. general urged his Israeli ally to coordinate with Washington as crisis builds in the Middle East.

    Alarmed Arab neighbors in the Gulf made a plea to scale...

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