CIA torture shows US is 'symbol of tyranny:' Khamenei

The torture of al Qaeda suspects by the CIA shows that the US government is a "symbol of tyranny against humanity," Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday.

Iran Supreme Leader says not opposed to extension of nuclear talks

Iran`s supreme leader made clear on Thursday he backed extended nuclear talks with world powers, shoring up Tehran`s negotiating team against attacks by his hardline acolytes for failing to secure a deal that could have meant major relief from sanctions.

Iran Supreme Leader says not opposed to extension of nuclear talks

Iran`s supreme leader made clear on Thursday he backed extended nuclear talks with world powers, shoring up Tehran`s negotiating team against attacks by his hardline acolytes for failing to secure a deal that could have meant major relief from sanctions.

Twitter account associated with Iran leader hits out at "arrogant" powers

A Twitter account Iran experts believe is run by the office of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday "arrogant" powers had tried hard to bring the Islamic Republic to its knees but had failed.

Barack Obama has written to Iran supreme leader: Report

US President Barack Obama has secretly written to Iran's supreme leader to discuss possible cooperation in the fight against Islamic militants providing there is a nuclear deal, a US daily reported Thursday.

Barack Obama sent secret letter to Iran on fighting Islamic State: Report
Barack Obama sent secret letter to Iran on fighting Islamic State: Report

US President Barack Obama sent a secret letter to Iran`s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last month stressing the two countries` shared interest in fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, a media report on Thursday said.

Iran hardliners want nuclear deal but no ties with Washington

Iran may be ready to reach a nuclear deal with world powers to revive its economy, but is in no rush to go further by restoring relations with the United States, calculating this would imperil its domestic support.

Iran releases video of Ayatollah Khomeini's first post-surgery hike

Iran released a video on Friday showing supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on his first outdoor walk since undergoing prostate surgery, as part of a more open policy on his health.

Iran issues `red lines` ahead of key nuclear talks

Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reiterated on Wednesday his country`s "red lines" in negotiations with world powers over its controversial nuclear programme due to resume next week in Vienna.

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.