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Iranian Shiite faqih, Marja' and official independent islamic leader

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Ali Khamenei: Iranian Shiite faqih, Marja' and official independent islamic leader
Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei is a Twelver Shia Marja' and the second and current supreme leader of Iran, in office since 1989. He was previously the president of Iran from 1981 to 1989. Khamenei is the longest serving head of state in the Middle East, as well as the second-longest serving Iranian leader of the last century, after Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi.

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Iran’s Khamenei Calls For Large Turnout in Upcoming Elections to Hinder US’s ‘Evil Intentions’

iran’s khamenei calls for large turnout in upcoming elections to hinder us’s ‘evil intentions’
Iran’s upcoming legislative elections, which are set for 21 February, have previously been slammed by some members of the opposition and US officials as fictitious, something Iran’s Supreme Leader..
WorldNews - Published

Khamenei says voting in Iran's election 'a religious duty'

Voting in a parliamentary election this week is "a religious duty" for Iranians, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday, days before the vote seen as a referendum on the clerical..
Reuters - Published

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Dashed hopes could keep Iranians from the ballot box [Video]Dashed hopes could keep Iranians from the ballot box

A series of crises and a teetering economy have battered Iranians' confidence in their leaders, and now they have to vote in an election with mostly hardline choices. Dashed hopes could foretell a low..

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Khamenei loyalists may tighten grip at Iran elections [Video]Khamenei loyalists may tighten grip at Iran elections

Iranians vote on Friday in a parliamentary election likely to reinforce Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's authority. Over half of the candidates running have been banned from the ballot. Emer..

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Iran's Khamenei defends Revolutionary Guards in Friday sermon [Video]Iran's Khamenei defends Revolutionary Guards in Friday sermon

Iran Supreme Leader delivers first Friday sermon in eight years as Tehran faces pressure at home and abroad.

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Tehran's threats will isolate it more: State Dept. [Video]Tehran's threats will isolate it more: State Dept.

Threats made by Iran will only further isolate the country, the U.S. Department of State's special representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Friday after Tehran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei..

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Iran's Khamenei says revenge attacks on U.S. targets in Iraq showed support of God [Video]Iran's Khamenei says revenge attacks on U.S. targets in Iraq showed support of God

In his first Friday prayer sermon for eight years, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said it's retaliatory missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq showed it had the support of God. Joe..

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What are the takeaways from Khamenei's Friday prayer sermon? [Video]What are the takeaways from Khamenei's Friday prayer sermon?

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'Our children were killed': thousands protest in Iran [Video]'Our children were killed': thousands protest in Iran

Public fury has erupted in Iran after the military admitted mistakenly shooting down a Ukrainian airliner amid heightened tensions with the United States. David Doyle reports.

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Trump says Iran 'appears to be standing down' [Video]Trump says Iran 'appears to be standing down'

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States did not want to use its military power against Iran, in an apparent attempt to defuse a crisis over the American killing of Iranian military..

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Trump slaps 'powerful' sanctions on Iran after strikes [Video]Trump slaps 'powerful' sanctions on Iran after strikes

U.S. President Donald Trump said additional 'punishing' sanctions would be imposed on Tehran after Iranian missiles were fired at bases in Iraq, and renewed his call to other world powers to abandon..

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Iran retaliates with 'slap in the face' missile strike on U.S. troops [Video]Iran retaliates with 'slap in the face' missile strike on U.S. troops

Iran has fired missiles at U.S.-led forces in Iraq in retaliation for the killing of top commander Qassem Soleimani last week. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called it 'a slap in the face', but..

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Khamenei says US presence in the Middle East is 'unacceptable' [Video]Khamenei says US presence in the Middle East is 'unacceptable'

Khamenei says US presence in the Middle East is 'unacceptable'

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Soleimani's coffin arrives in hometown for burial [Video]Soleimani's coffin arrives in hometown for burial

The body of the senior Iranian military commander killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq last week arrived in his home town of Kerman in southeast Iran on Tuesday (January 7) for burial.

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Iran Promises Retaliation After US Drone Strike Kills General [Video]Iran Promises Retaliation After US Drone Strike Kills General

A day after the strike, Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, called for three days of national mourning.

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Iranian commander's daughter warns U.S. of 'dark day' at funeral [Video]Iranian commander's daughter warns U.S. of 'dark day' at funeral

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians thronged Tehran's streets on Monday for the funeral of military commander Qassem Soleimani, killed by a U.S. drone strike last week, as his daughter said his death..

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Iran Supreme Leader Khamenei leads prayers at Soleimani funeral [Video]Iran Supreme Leader Khamenei leads prayers at Soleimani funeral

Calls for revenge grow louder as hundreds of thousands of people gather in Iranian capital to pay respects to Soleimani.

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Sanders: Trump put U.S. on 'path to another war' [Video]Sanders: Trump put U.S. on 'path to another war'

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Friday said President Donald Trump's authorization of the attack on Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani put the U.S. on a "path" to another war,..

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Killing of Iranian commander 'extreme provocation': Buttigieg [Video]Killing of Iranian commander 'extreme provocation': Buttigieg

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, a military veteran, on Friday said President Trump's authorization of the attack on Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani "must not be the beginning of..

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Killing Iranian commander 'enormous escalation': Biden [Video]Killing Iranian commander 'enormous escalation': Biden

2020 Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden in Iowa on Friday said President Donald Trump had put the U.S. on the "brink of a new kind of conflict," after Trump authorized the attack on the top..

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Slain Soleimani was Iran's second-in-command [Video]Slain Soleimani was Iran's second-in-command

Major-General Qassem Soleimani, killed in a U.S. airstrike, was Iran's second most powerful man -- and the chief architect of the countries regional alliances and proxy wars. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Analysis: Did the US just 'declared war' against Iran? [Video]Analysis: Did the US just 'declared war' against Iran?

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says harsh revenge awaits the "criminals" who killed the commander of its elite Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani.

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Iran's Khamenei calls for high turnout in parliamentary election

A high turnout in a parliamentary election will display unity in Iran against "enemies", Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweeted on Tuesday, days before the vote seen as a referendum on..
Reuters - Published

Khamenei loyalists may tighten grip at Iran elections

Hardliners are set to tighten control of Iran this week in a parliamentary election stacked in their favor, as the leadership closes ranks in a deepening confrontation with Washington.
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Choices curtailed - Iran's parliamentary election

Iranians vote on Friday in a parliamentary election likely to reinforce Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's authority, as the country faces mounting U.S. pressure over its nuclear program and..
Reuters - Published

Hardliners set to ‘take complete control’ in Iran elections

Campaigning is under way for Iran’s parliamentary elections on February 21, but the vote has already been marred by interference from the country’s ultimate rulers. The Guardian Council, headed by..
France 24 - Published

Ayatollah Khamenei says Iran should increase military might to prevent war

ayatollah khamenei says iran should increase military might to prevent war
Iran should increase its military might to prevent a war, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told a gathering of air force commanders on Saturday, dismissing the US sanctions on the country as..
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Iran's leader Khamenei says Tehran is not a threat to any country: TV

Iran is not posing any threat to other countries, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday, according to State TV, adding that Tehran was determined to guarantee its own security.
Reuters - Published

Iran's Khamenei says enemies' plots against nation are doomed to fail

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said the Islamic Republic should become strong enough to confront enemies' plots, state TV reported on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Khamenei says U.S. sanctions against Tehran are 'criminal act'

The sanctions imposed on Iran by the United States are a "criminal act" against the country, Iranian's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday, according to state TV.
Reuters - Published

Leader Khamenei says Iran has a strong Air Force despite U.S. pressure

Iran has a very strong Air Force despite limitations imposed on the country by the United States since the country's 1979 Islamic revolution, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told a gathering of..
Reuters - Published

Iran will support Palestinian armed groups as much as it can: supreme leader

Iran will support Palestinian armed groups as much as it can, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, urging Palestinians to confront a U.S. plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
Reuters - Published

Arab leaders who support 'Deal of the Century' are incompetent: Iran supreme leader

Arab leaders who support U.S. President Donald Trump's peace plan to end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, dubbed the "Deal of the Century", are incompetent, Iran's Supreme Leader..
Reuters - Published

The deal of the century will die before Trump dies: Iran Supreme Leader

U.S. President Donald Trump's peace plan to end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, dubbed the "Deal of the Century", will die before Trump dies, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali..
Reuters - Published

Iran vows to crush 'satanic' Trump plan and 'Jewishization' of Jerusalem

iran vows to crush 'satanic' trump plan and 'jewishization' of jerusalem
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei slammed the Trump administration’s peace plan as “satanic” and evil on Wednesday. “It will never bear fruit” he wrote, claiming that Jerusalem must..
WorldNews - Published

Iran's Khamenei says Trump's Middle East peace plan is doomed to fail

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's peace plan for the Israel-Palestinian conflict was doomed to fail and all Muslim nations should oppose..
Reuters - Published

War of words between Trump and Khamenei as tension continues

war of words between trump and khamenei as tension continues
US President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday to respond to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s Friday sermon, mocking him as "not so supreme" and cautioning that he should be “very..
WorldNews - Published

Trump says Iran's Khamenei 'should be very careful with his words'

U.S. President Donald Trump said Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei should be very careful about what he says after Khamenei harshly criticized the United States in a Friday prayers sermon in..
Reuters - Published

Trump warns Iranian supreme leader who called him a 'clown' to be 'very careful with his words'

President Donald Trump warned Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to be "very careful with his words" after Khamenei called him a "clown"
USATODAY.com - Published

Iran's Khamenei stands by Guards after unrest over downed plane

Iran's supreme leader threw his support behind the elite Revolutionary Guards in a rare sermon on Friday after their belated admission that they had accidentally downed an airliner triggered days of..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Khamenei backs military in rare sermon after plane disaster, unrest

Iran's supreme leader threw his support behind the elite Revolutionary Guards in a rare sermon on Friday after their belated admission that they had accidentally downed an airliner triggered days of..
Reuters - Published

U.S.'s representative on Iran: Tehran's threats will isolate it more

Threats made by Iran will only further isolate the country, the U.S. Department of States special representative to Iran said on Friday after Tehran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said its..
Reuters - Published

Khamenei says Iranian forces can take fight beyond borders

khamenei says iranian forces can take fight beyond borders
The Revolutionary Guards can take their fight beyond Iran’s borders, the supreme leader said on Friday, responding to the US killing of his country’s most prominent commander and to anti-government..
WorldNews - Published

Iran can take fight beyond its borders, Khamenei says in rare sermon

The Revolutionary Guards can take their fight beyond Iran's borders, the supreme leader said on Friday, responding to the U.S. killing of his country's most prominent commander and to anti-government..
Reuters - Published

Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei calls Trump a 'clown,' defends Iran's military

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei called President Donald Trump a "clown" as he led Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time since 2012.
USATODAY.com - Published

Khamenei says Iran's strikes at U.S. targets show 'hand of God'

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a Friday prayers sermon that Iran's missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq showed it had divine support in delivering a "slap on the face" to a world..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Khamenei calls for unity after unrest over plane disaster

Iran's supreme leader called on Friday for national unity and a high turnout in a February election, after protests erupted following the military's admission that it had shot down an airliner by..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Khamenei says Europeans cannot be trusted in nuclear row

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday that three European states who were party to a nuclear pact from which the United States has already withdrawn could not be trusted, and..
Reuters - Published

Khamenei: Iran gave U.S. 'slap on face', calls missile strikes 'day of God'

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a Friday sermon that Iran's missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq this month delivered a "slap on the face" to the United States, showing the Islamic..
Reuters - Published

Iran plane crash: Khamenei to lead Friday prayers for first time since 2012

The rare move by Iran's supreme leader follows widespread protests over the downing of an airliner.
BBC News - Published

After 30 years in power, Iran’s supreme leader faces toughest challenge

after 30 years in power, iran’s supreme leader faces toughest challenge
In his more than three decades in charge of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has battled to consolidate power at home and expand the regime’s influence across the region. But the..
WorldNews - Published

Iran's Khamenei calls for better regional cooperation, criticizes U.S.

Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, called on Sunday for increased cooperation among countries in the region to deal with problems he blamed on the United States, his official website said.
Reuters - Published

Why instinct and ideology tell Trump to get out of the Middle East

why instinct and ideology tell trump to get out of the middle east
The crisis triggered by Donald Trump’s assassination of General Qassem Suleimani has crystallised Iran’s official thinking around a single, overriding demand: that American military forces should..
WorldNews - Published

Opposition Green Movement official calls on Iran Supreme Leader to step down: Saham News

A leader of Iran's opposition Green Movement, Mehdi Karroubi, called on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the top authority in the Islamic Republic, to step down over the handling of the shooting..
Reuters - Published

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