Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

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 favour, as the leadership closes ranks in a deepening confrontation with Washington.

Feb 17, 2020, 14:20 PM IST

Two rockets fell in Baghdad`s heavily fortified Green Zone, no casualties: Iraqi military

Trump said the United States did not necessarily have to hit back after Iran`s attack on military bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq, itself an act of retaliation for the Jan. 3 U.S. strike that killed Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani.

Jan 09, 2020, 10:41 AM IST

Amid tension in Middle East, India says stability in region is of 'utmost importance'

India has urged the international community to maintain peace and advocated to practice restrain so that the situation does not escalate further.

Jan 03, 2020, 19:03 PM IST

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei appoints Esmail Ghaani as head of Quds Force

Soleimani, a US-designated terrorist, along with six others, were killed in the airstrike carried out by the United States near Baghdad`s international airport. 

Jan 03, 2020, 17:14 PM IST

Iran's Khamenei backs fuel price hike, blames 'sabotage' for unrest

Riot police and security forces clashed with demonstrators in Tehran and dozens of other cities on Saturday, Iranian news agencies and social media said, a day after the government increased the price of gasoline.

Nov 17, 2019, 23:51 PM IST

Iran to give no quarter in confrontation with US: supreme leader

Iran`s supreme leader upped the ante in a volatile stand-off with the United States on Tuesday, warning Tehran would continue removing restraints on its nuclear programme and retaliate for the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker.

Jul 16, 2019, 23:40 PM IST

Donald Trump threatens 'obliteration' as Iran slams sanctions on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Trump tweeted just days the United States came within minutes of bombing Iranian targets. "In some areas, overwhelming will mean obliteration," the US president tweeted.

Jun 25, 2019, 21:22 PM IST

Iran hits back after fresh US sanctions, calls it 'permanent closure' of diplomacy

The Donald Trump administration imposed fresh sanctions against top Iranian leaders and claims they would find it even more difficult to reach financial resources now. Iran, however, accused the US of increasing hostilities.

Jun 25, 2019, 11:13 AM IST

No negotiations with US, says Iran's Supreme Leader

Washington withdrew last year from an international nuclear deal signed with Tehran in 2015, and it is ratcheting up sanctions in efforts to shut down Iran`s economy.

May 30, 2019, 14:21 PM IST

Iran's Khamenei doubted Europe could help Tehran against US sanctions

The publication of Khamenei`s speech eight months after the fact showed that while President Hassan Rouhani was trying to save the nuclear deal with European powers, Khamenei was not optimistic.

Mar 04, 2019, 22:22 PM IST

'Death to America' aimed at Trump, not American nation, Iran leader says

Trump pulled out of Iran`s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers last year and re-imposed sanctions on Tehran, dealing a blow to the country`s economy.

Feb 08, 2019, 15:37 PM IST

Iran rejects talks on missiles, but says it will not increase range

The secretary of Iran`s National Security Council also said Iran would keep working to improve the missiles accuracy.

Jan 29, 2019, 13:27 PM IST

He's Hitler! Saudi crown prince targets Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warns against Iran's nukes

Accusing Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of trying to repeatedly destabilising the region, Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman said his country will develop nuclear weapons too if Iran gets the deadly bombs.

Mar 15, 2018, 19:22 PM IST

Iran deploys Revolutionary Guards to quell anti-government protests

Iran`s elite Revolutionary Guards have deployed forces to three provinces to put down an eruption of anti-government unrest.

Jan 03, 2018, 23:33 PM IST

Iranian crackdown intensifies after police posts attacked

Police have arrested more than 450 protesters in the Iranian capital Tehran over the past three days.

Jan 02, 2018, 15:45 PM IST

US intention to move Israel embassy sign of 'incompetence and failure' - Iran Supreme Leader

The U.S. intention to move its embassy to Jerusalem is a sign of its incompetence and failure, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday, according to his personal website.

Dec 06, 2017, 14:25 PM IST

Iran's quake death toll rises to 530, more than 8,000 injured: IRNA

At least 530 people were killed in Iran’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade, state news agency IRNA reported on Tuesday, adding that more than 8,000 others were injured. 

Nov 14, 2017, 18:51 PM IST

Iran vows to protect Lebanon's stability

Ali Akbar Velayati, the top adviser to Iran`s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has said that Tehran will "protect Lebanon`s stability and government".

Nov 04, 2017, 07:51 AM IST

Iran, Turkey must take measures against Kurdish secession: Khamenei

Iran`s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday after meeting Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Tehran that the two countries should prevent Iraq`s Kurdistan region from declaring independence, state TV reported.

Oct 04, 2017, 23:29 PM IST

Turkish President Erdogan visits Iran as ties warm amid shared fears

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Iran on Wednesday in a sign of warming ties between the two neighbours who support rival camps in Syria but both strongly oppose last week`s Iraqi Kurdish vote for independence. 

Oct 04, 2017, 17:24 PM IST