Iranian hardliners form ''chastity patrols''

"Chastity patrols", created by an Iranian paramilitary group, are patrolling the streets of Iran to force women to go "well covered" in public.

Iran supreme leader undergoes prostate operation

 Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had a prostate operation on Monday, the state news agency Irna said.

Iran`s Khamenei compares Israel to "rabid dog, wild wolf", says Islamic world must arm Hamas

Rubbishing US and UN calls for a ceasefire in Gaza, Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called for re-arming of Palestinian militant group Hamas.

Iran leader urges Palestinians to keep fighting Israel

Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has urged Palestinians to keep fighting Israel and to extend a conflict that has killed nearly 700 Gazans to the occupied West Bank.

Iran nuclear negotiators under pressure after leader`s speech: Envoys

A major speech by Iran`s Supreme Leader has limited the ability of the Iranian delegation at high-level nuclear talks to make concessions with six world powers and this could scuttle chances for Tehran to reach an accord to end sanctions, diplomats said.

Iran`s Supreme Leader calls for more enrichment capacity

Iran and world powers have less than two weeks to reach an agreement on the future scope of Iran`s uranium enrichment programme and other issues if they are to meet a self-imposed July 20 deadline for a deal. 

Iran needs 19 times more centrifuges than US wants: Khamenei

Iran will need 19 times more nuclear centrifuges than Washington is seeking to restrict it to in a long-term deal with major powers, its supreme leader said on Tuesday.

"Their aim is that we accept a capacity of 10,000 separative work units, which is equivalent to 10,000 centrifuges of the older type that we already have," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on his website, referring to the machines used in uranium enrichment.

Nuclear team `will defend Iran`s rights`: Khamenei

Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday the country`s nuclear negotiating team at talks in Vienna will defend "the rights of the nation" in negotiations with world powers.

Khamenei calls Iraq war a showdown between humanity and barbarity

Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called the Iraq conflict a "showdown between humanity and barbarian savagery" and criticised Western media for portraying it as a war between Shi`ite and Sunni Muslims.

Iran says it has copied US drone

Iran said om Monday it has succeeded in copying a US drone it captured in December 2011, with state television broadcasting images apparently showing the replicated aircraft.

Khamenei says Iran will never give up its nuclear programme

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said Tehran will never give up its nuclear programme.

Iran should not bow to pressure in N-talks: Khamenei

Iran`s nuclear negotiators should not yield to pressure by the world powers in the ongoing nuclear talks, Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said.

Crucial talks on Iran nuclear deal to begin in Vienna

The crucial talks between Tehran and the six world powers on Iran`s controversial nuclear programme are due to take place in Vienna on Tuesday.

Iran`s Khamenei says nuclear talks will `lead nowhere`

Iran`s top decision-maker Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that while he is not against a resumption of nuclear negotiations with the world`s major powers, the talks will "lead nowhere".

`Iran`s Khamenei says not optimistic about nuclear talks`

Iran`s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday he was not optimistic about the nuclear talks with world powers, but was not opposed to them, the official news agency IRNA reported.

Iran`s Khamenei says nuclear talks will `lead nowhere`

Iran`s top decision-maker Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that while he is not against a resumption of nuclear negotiations with the world`s major powers, the talks will "lead nowhere".

Bahrain accuses Iran`s Khamenei of inciting protests

Bahrain has accused Iran`s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of inciting anti-government protests in the kingdom, Xinhua quoted pan-Arab daily Asharq Al-Awsat as saying Saturday.

Iran`s Khamenei demands `tolerance` for Rouhani policies

Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei renewed confidence in President Hassan Rouhani, demanding tolerance from opponents who criticised him over talks with world powers on Tehran`s nuclear programme.

Iran`s Khamenei says nuclear talks show US enmity

Iran`s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday that nuclear negotiations with world powers had revealed U.S. enmity towards the Islamic state.

Has Iran`s supreme leader issued fatwa against nuke weapons?

Following a few media reports and the Iranian government`s website claims, speculations have arrived on whether the country`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons.