Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday reasserted the Islamic republic's longstanding ban on competitive sport with Israelis, and promised support for athletes disciplined by international bodies for respecting it. Iran does not recognise Israel and its athletes usually refrain from facing Israeli opponents, whether by forfeiting the match or by simply not participating.
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday accused US President Joe Biden's administration of making the same demands as his predecessor Donald Trump in talks to revive a nuclear accord. The multilateral deal that offers Iran relief from sanctions in return for curbs on its nuclear programme was torpedoed by Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from it in 2018.
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that halting Covid-19 is an "urgent" priority and called for more vaccine imports and production, after record deaths and infections. The Islamic republic's Covid cases and fatalities have surged in recent weeks, in what officials have said is a "fifth wave" caused by the highly infectious Delta variant.
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Iranians are suffering through yet another surge in the coronavirus pandemic - their country's worst yet - and anger is growing at images of vaccinated Westerners without face masks on the internet or on TV while they remain unable to get the shots.
It’s official: after eight years of a relatively pragmatic administration, Iran is now under new management. Ebrahim Raisi, a disciple of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the former judiciary chief, was inaugurated this week as Iran’s next president. Clad in a white shirt, black robe and thin-framed glasses, Raisi accepted a task that will likely prove to be his toughest assignment in a decades-long career serving the Islamic Republic system.
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that experience has shown "trusting the West does not work", as the Islamic republic prepares for a new administration to take power. Khamenei also blasted the US, which is indirectly involved in Iran‘s talks with world powers to revive a nuclear deal, of tying its return to the accord to “future” negotiations on Iran’s missile programme and regional issues.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in remarks broadcast by state television that ‘trust in the West does not work’. Iran’s supreme leader called the US “stubborn” in stalled nuclear talks in Vienna, signalling likely challenges ahead in efforts to revive its tattered atomic accord with world powers.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader on Wednesday called the U.S. “stubborn” in stalled nuclear talks in Vienna for discussing Tehran’s missiles and regional influence. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s remarks come as his hard-line protege, President-elect Ebrahim Raisi, is posed to be sworn in next week as the head of the country’s civilian government and as talks on reviving the deal remain stalled in Vienna.
'Don't trust the West': Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warns outgoing President Rouhani 'not to trust America' as the Islamic republic prepares for new administration to take power
Khamenei said future generations should remember effects of US interference Rouhani signed a nuclear deal in 2015 but Trump backed out three years later The leader blasted the US for offering 'no help', branding them the 'enemy' with the US. Khamenei told the outgoing President Hassan Rouhani's government that their experience of engaging with world powers such as the US has proved unhelpful after years of interference.
Tehran claim only four people were killed and blamed the deaths on unidentified armed “rioters”. At least eight people in Iran, including a teenage boy, have been killed during a deadly crackdown on protests over severe water shortages, according to Amnesty International. The rights group’s Crisis Evidence Lab says it has verified footage showing Iran’s security forces armed with automatic weapons and shotguns, deploying “unlawful force”, to crush mostly peaceful protests taking place across the southern province of Khuzestan.
DUBAI (Reuters) -Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday that people could not be blamed for protesting over water shortages, and called on officials to deal with the crisis. People have taken to the street for more than a week to vent their anger about the shortages, which have come during Iran's worst drought in half a century and as the economy creaks under U.S. sanctions and COVID-19.
’s Supreme Leader leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says he understands protesters’ anger over a drought in the country’s southwest, as a fourth death related to ongoing demonstrations there was reported Iran Iran’s Supreme Leader leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday said he understands protesters' anger over a drought in the country's southwest, as a fourth death related to ongoing demonstrations there was reported.
DUBAI, July 1 (Reuters) - Iran´s supreme leader promoted a hardline cleric to serve as head of the judiciary on Thursday, amid international calls for investigations into allegations of abuses. Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei, now the judiciary's deputy head, will replace Ebrahim Raisi, who takes office in August as president after winning a June 18 election.
DUBAI, June 25 (Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei received his first dose of a homegrown COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, state television reported, amid an effort by the country to speed up its vaccination rollout. TV showed Khamenei, 82, receiving what it said was the COVIran Barakat vaccine, developed by a state-affiliated conglomerate and approved for public use earlier this month.