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US and Iranian officials will begin indirect talks in the Austrian capital, where the pact was originally reached in 2015.(Reuters File Photo)

US, Iran begin indirect talks in Vienna to revive 2015 nuclear deal

Reuters | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, Vienna
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 03:04 PM IST
Iran has steadily overstepped the accord's limits on its nuclear programme in response to Washington's withdrawal from the accord in 2018 and its reimposition of sanctions that have crippled the Islamic Republic's economy.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (via REUTERS)
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (via REUTERS)

Iran says ready for talks with Arab states without preconditions

Bloomberg | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 03:18 PM IST
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said last year the UAE’ decision to normalize ties with Israel was a betrayal of the Arab and Muslim worlds and unlikely to last.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a televised speech, in Tehran, Iran. (Reuters)
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a televised speech, in Tehran, Iran. (Reuters)

Not suspended Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's account, says Twitter

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:35 PM IST
A Twitter spokeswoman said the @khamenei_site account was suspended for violating the company's platform manipulation and spam policy, specifically the creation of fake accounts.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a televised speech, in Tehran, Iran.(VIA REUTERS)
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a televised speech, in Tehran, Iran.(VIA REUTERS)

Iran’s Khamenei bans import of Covid-19 vaccines from US, UK, demands revoking of sanctions

Tehran | By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 10:35 PM IST
In a live televised speech, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei raised the prospect of the two Western countries, long-time adversaries of the Islamic Republic, possibly seeking to spread the infection to other countries.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a cabinet meeting in Tehran on December 16.(AP)
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a cabinet meeting in Tehran on December 16.(AP)

Biden arrival won’t guarantee better relations, say Iranian leaders

Tehran | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 06:53 PM IST
The remarks come as Iran approaches the first anniversary of the US drone strike that killed Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, an attack that nearly plunged Washington and Tehran into an open war after months of tensions.
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said millions of people attending the funeral of Soleimani “was the first slap” to the US.(VIA REUTERS)
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said millions of people attending the funeral of Soleimani “was the first slap” to the US.(VIA REUTERS)

‘Will certainly happen’: Iran’s Khamenei vows to avenge Soleimani’s death

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 06:11 PM IST
After Soleimani’s death, Trump had said that the US troops killed the Iranian commander because he was plotting “imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel”.
Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Ebrahim Raisi pays his respect to the body of slain scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh among his family, in Tehran, Iran.(AP)
Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Ebrahim Raisi pays his respect to the body of slain scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh among his family, in Tehran, Iran.(AP)

Iran’s supreme leader vows revenge over slain scientist

Tehran | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 12:37 PM IST
After years of being in the shadows, the image of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh suddenly was to be seen everywhere in Iranian media, as his widow spoke on state television and officials publicly demanded revenge on Israel for the scientist’s slaying.
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called for “definitive punishment” of those behind the assassination.(REUTERS)
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called for “definitive punishment” of those behind the assassination.(REUTERS)

Iranian scientist killing could trigger serious confrontation with Israel. Here’s why

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 04:24 PM IST
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called for “definitive punishment” of those behind the assassination of the scientist, calling Fakhrizadeh as “the country’s prominent and distinguished nuclear and defensive scientist.”
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the comment Saturday in a statement carried on his official website.(VIA REUTERS)
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the comment Saturday in a statement carried on his official website.(VIA REUTERS)

Iran’s supreme leader vows revenge over slain scientist

Tehran | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 03:04 PM IST
Iranian officials have blamed Israel for the killing. Israel, long suspected of killing scientists a decade ago amid tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program, has yet to comment on the killing Friday.
In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, wearing a mask to protect against Covid-19, attends a meeting with National Corona Headquarters, in Tehran, Iran.(AP)
In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, wearing a mask to protect against Covid-19, attends a meeting with National Corona Headquarters, in Tehran, Iran.(AP)

Fighting coronavirus trumps other concerns, says Iran’s supreme leader

Tehran | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 06:09 PM IST
Iran’s death toll from the global pandemic topped 32,000 this week. The government has resisted a total lockdown fearing it would further devastate its economy, already weakened by unprecedented US sanctions.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.(Reuters)
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.(Reuters)

Iran’s Khamenei says Israel deal ‘betrayal’ of Islamic world by UAE

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 03:15 PM IST
Iranian authorities have harshly criticised the US- brokered deal between the UAE and Tehran’s longtime foe Israel, with some officials warning that the UAE and Israel cosying up to one another risks conflagration in the Middle East.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wears a protective face mask, during a virtual meeting with lawmakers in Tehran, Iran.(VIA REUTERS)
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wears a protective face mask, during a virtual meeting with lawmakers in Tehran, Iran.(VIA REUTERS)

Supreme leader says Iran won’t negotiate with US

Tehran | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2020 03:45 PM IST
The Trump administration has said it is willing to talk with Iran “with no preconditions,” but that the U.S. will continue its campaign of pressure against the Islamic Republic.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wears a protective face mask to help prevent to spread of the coronavirus.(AP)
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wears a protective face mask to help prevent to spread of the coronavirus.(AP)

Iran mandates masks as public shrugs off resurgent coronavirus

Tehran | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 12:03 AM IST
The new rules mark a turning point for Iran, which has struggled in trying to balance provincial lockdowns to stop the virus’s spread with the fears of stalling out an economy already struggling under US sanctions.
A broken glass is seen at woman’s house after last week's violence in northeast Delhi over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), at Brijpuri, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, March 5, 2020.(Raj K Raj/HT photo for representation)
A broken glass is seen at woman’s house after last week's violence in northeast Delhi over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), at Brijpuri, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, March 5, 2020.(Raj K Raj/HT photo for representation)

Iran’s supreme leader Khamenei targets India over violence in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 07:22 AM IST
Though India did not specifically respond to Khamenei’s comment, earlier in the day it rejected such criticism of the CAA and the communal violence in New Delhi, saying international bodies and foreign leaders should not make “irresponsible comments” on these matters.
President Donald Trump on Friday warned Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to be “very careful with his words(Reuters)
President Donald Trump on Friday warned Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to be “very careful with his words(Reuters)

Donald Trump warns Iran’s supreme leader to be ‘careful with his words’

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 04:17 AM IST
According to Trump, Khamenei’s blistering speech, in which he attacked the “vicious” United States and described Britain, France and Germany as “America’s lackey’s,” was a mistake.
File photo Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office.(AP File)
File photo Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office.(AP File)

Iran’s supreme leader calls Trump ‘clown’, says not willing to negotiate with US

Tehran | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 03:15 PM IST
Ayotollah Ali Khamenei said America had “cowardly” killed the most effective commander in the fight against the Islamic State group when it killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei(Reuters image)
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei(Reuters image)

Missile strike a ‘slap on the face’ for US, says Iran’s supreme leader Khamenei

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 01:19 PM IST
More than a dozen ballistic missiles were launched by Iran against US military and coalition forces at two bases in Iraq on Wednesday morning in retaliation for the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani by the US.
File photo of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani(REUTERS)
File photo of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani(REUTERS)

‘Never threaten the Iranian nation’: President Hassan Rouhani warns Donald Trump

Dubai / Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2020 10:21 AM IST
Responding to Trump’s threats to hit 52 Iranian sites if Tehran retaliates for the drone strike, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani pointedly wrote on Twitter: “Never threaten the Iranian nation.”
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei prays near the coffins of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport.(VIA REUTERS)
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei prays near the coffins of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport.(VIA REUTERS)

An emotional Khamenei shows Iran general’s death is personal

Dubai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 08:03 PM IST
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s voice cracked under the weight of the moment during a funeral procession unlike any in Iran’s recent history. Police said attendees numbered into the millions.
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, leads a prayer over the coffins of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and his comrades, who were killed in Iraq in a U.S. drone strike on Friday, at the Tehran University campus, in Tehran, Iran, on January 6, 2020.(AP Photo)
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, leads a prayer over the coffins of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and his comrades, who were killed in Iraq in a U.S. drone strike on Friday, at the Tehran University campus, in Tehran, Iran, on January 6, 2020.(AP Photo)

Iran leader Ali Khamenei leads prayers at Qassem Soleimani’s funeral

Tehran | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 05:20 PM IST
Iran’s supreme leader on Monday prayed over the remains of a top Iranian general killed in a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad, an attack that’s drastically raised tensions between Tehran and Washington.
(PTI)
(PTI)

‘Increase in tension alarmed world’: India urges ‘restraint’ after top Iran commander Qasem Soleimani’s death

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 02:47 AM IST
Qasem Suleimani, regarded as the second most powerful figure in Iran after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was killed in an overnight attack by the US.
Brigadier General Esmail Qaani, the newly appointed commander of the country's Quds Force, is seen in Tehran, Iran, in this undated picture obtained January 3, 2020.(VIA REUTERS)
Brigadier General Esmail Qaani, the newly appointed commander of the country's Quds Force, is seen in Tehran, Iran, in this undated picture obtained January 3, 2020.(VIA REUTERS)

Iran names Esmail Qaani new Quds chief after Soleimani’s death

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2020 05:12 PM IST
Qaani was described by Khamenei as one of the “most decorated commanders” of the Guards during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared three days of public mourning following the killing of Gen Qasem Soleimani in a US airstrike on Baghdad airport.(REUTERS File Photo)
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared three days of public mourning following the killing of Gen Qasem Soleimani in a US airstrike on Baghdad airport.(REUTERS File Photo)

Iran vows revenge against Qasem Soleimani’s killing in US strike

Baghdad | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 10:20 PM IST
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned that a “harsh retaliation is waiting” for the US after the airstrike, calling Soleimani the “international face of resistance.” Khamenei declared three days of public mourning for the general’s death.
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is highest cleric in Shi’ite Islam. He is also a prominent figure in Gulf region.(Reuters Photo)
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is highest cleric in Shi’ite Islam. He is also a prominent figure in Gulf region.(Reuters Photo)

Iran’s Khamenei says building, using nuclear bomb is forbidden under its religion: Report

Tehran | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 06:19 PM IST
Iran has repeatedly denied ever having sought to build a nuclear bomb.
Iran’s supreme leader on Tuesday ruled out negotiations with the US “at any level”(AP Photo)
Iran’s supreme leader on Tuesday ruled out negotiations with the US “at any level”(AP Photo)

Iran leader Ayatollah Khamenei rules out US talks amid rising tensions over Saudi attacks

Tehran | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2019 06:49 PM IST
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.
A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Persian Gulf, Iran. (REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi/Files)
A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Persian Gulf, Iran. (REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi/Files)

US will sanction any country that imports Iranian oil: Special envoy

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 08:58 PM IST
U.S. President Donald Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top Iranian officials with sanctions on Monday, taking an unprecedented step to increase pressure on Iran after Tehran’s downing of an unmanned American drone last week.
President Donald Trump enacted the new sanctions against Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his associates.(AFP File Photo)
President Donald Trump enacted the new sanctions against Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his associates.(AFP File Photo)

Iran slams new US sanctions, says they mean end of diplomacy

Tehran, Iran | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 04:43 PM IST
President Donald Trump enacted the new sanctions on Monday against Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his associates.
US President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order that would impose fresh sanctions on Iran, amid increased tensions between the long-time foes.(AFP Photo)
US President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order that would impose fresh sanctions on Iran, amid increased tensions between the long-time foes.(AFP Photo)

US sanctions Iran supreme leader; plans to designate foreign minister

Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 10:33 PM IST
About targeting Ayatollah Khamenei, the US president said, “The Supreme Leader of Iran is one who ultimately is responsible for the hostile conduct of the regime. He is respected within his country. His office oversees the regime’s most brutal instruments.”
Rouhani said he had previously suggested a referendum to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in 2004, when he was a senior nuclear negotiator for Iran.(AP)
Rouhani said he had previously suggested a referendum to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in 2004, when he was a senior nuclear negotiator for Iran.(AP)

Iran’s president says country could hold vote over nuke deal

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2019 03:00 PM IST
According to the official IRNA news agency, President Hassan Rouhani, who was last week publicly chastised by the country’s supreme leader, made the suggestion in a meeting with editors of major Iranian news outlets on Saturday evening.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks on television after voting in a presidential election in Tehran, June 12, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz//File Photo(REUTERS)
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks on television after voting in a presidential election in Tehran, June 12, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz//File Photo(REUTERS)

There will be no war with US: Ayatollah Khamenei

By Agencies
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 12:10 AM IST
In comments carried by state TV, Khamenei reiterated Iran won’t negotiate with the US on a nuclear deal.
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