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  • Nuclear enrichment among Iran’s ‘inalienable rights,’ new president says

    June 18, 2013 | 7:34 am

    Iran’s President-elect Hassan Rohani said he would strive for transparency in his country’s nuclear program but would not stop enriching uranium.

    Rohani, in his first news conference following his upset victory over the weekend, also said he wants to reduce tension with the...

  • Iran’s new president still Khamenei-approved, Netanyahu says

    June 17, 2013 | 11:19 am

    The election of cleric Hassan Rohani as president of Iran does not change anything, since he was shortlisted by the country’s radical Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

    Candidates who did not conform to Khamenei’s extremist outlook...

  • 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...

  • Khamenei dismisses sanctions, says Iran stronger than ever

    July 11, 2012 | 8:41 am

    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday dismissed harsher sanctions imposed on Iran this month over its disputed nuclear activity, saying the country was “100 times stronger” than before.

    A European Union embargo on Iranian crude oil took full effect on July 1 - a...

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  • 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...

  • Making sense of Iran’s sham post-election trials

    By Karmel Melamed

    August 23, 2009 | 9:40 pm

    Day in and day out, it surprises me how news media commentators and political analysts in the U.S. and Europe have failed to recognize that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamaeni has been slowly consolidating his power in Iran in the aftermath of the recent June elections in...

  • L.A.‘s Iranian Americans protest Iran’s election

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 15, 2009 | 4:18 am

    With Los Angeles and Southern California being home to one of the largest populations of Iranians living outside of Iran, local Iranian Americans of various faiths were busy this weekend protesting the sham and undemocratic elections in Iran. The uproar in the larger Iranian...