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Sanctions won`t force concessions: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 18:30

Iran`s supreme leader says pressure from economic sanctions will never force the country into unwelcome concessions as nuclear negotiators resumed talks with world powers.

Iran`s Khamenei backs N-talks, criticises US alliance with `illegitimate` Israeli regime

Last Updated: Sunday, November 03, 2013, 16:20

Iran`s supreme leader said on Sunday he is not optimistic but supports revived talks with world powers over his country`s nuclear drive as they are incapable of hurting the Islamic republic.

Iran gives activist actress 18-month sentence

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 11:01

An Iranian court has sentenced an actress known for her reformist political activism to 18 months in prison on security charges, newspapers reported in another sign of the underlying tensions between Iran`s hard-liners and calls for greater openness by new President Hasan Rowhani.

Easing sanction against Iran historic mistake: Netanyahu

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 17:45

Any move to ease sanctions against Iran would be a "historic mistake", Israel`s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday warned as Tehran resumed talks with six world powers over its controversial nuclear programme.

Iran`s Khamenei gives qualified support to opening to West

Last Updated: Saturday, October 05, 2013, 22:12

Iran`s supreme leader today backed President Hassan Rouhani`s overtures to the West but criticised some aspects of a UN visit during which he held talks with US counterpart Barack Obama.

Iran`s Khamenei gives qualified support to opening to West

Last Updated: Saturday, October 05, 2013, 22:12

Iran`s supreme leader today backed President Hassan Rouhani`s overtures to the West but criticised some aspects of a UN visit during which he held talks with US counterpart Barack Obama.

Iran hails Obama`s UN speech

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 11:15

A senior Iranian official welcomed the "moderate and respectful tone" of US President Barack Obama`s speech to the UN General Assembly, as newspapers hailed a new path for the Islamic republic.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wants nuclear deal within months: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 10:30

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wants to reach agreement over nuclear program within 3 months and has backing to broker a deal from the country`s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, it has been reported.

Ex-nuclear negotiator named to Iran arbitration body

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 21:27

Hardline former top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili was on Thursday appointed to Iran`s top political arbitration body, the Expediency Council, state television reported.

Iran replaces hardline top security council secretary

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 00:47

President Hassan Rowhani appointed decorated admiral and ex-defence minister Ali Shamkhani to replace hardline Saeed Jalili as secretary of the key Supreme National Security Council, media reported.

US attack on Syria to spell `disaster`: Iran`s Khamenei

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 17:24

Any military intervention by the United States against Tehran`s ally Syria will spell "disaster" for the region, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned on Wednesday.

Khamenei appoints Ahmadinejad member of expediency

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 06, 2013, 09:45

Iran`s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has appointed former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a member of Expediency Council, an administrative assembly.