Ali Khamenei

Experts expect tensions to ease between Tehran and Baku

Experts expect tensions to ease between Tehran and Baku

After Iran’s military deployment on its border with Azerbaijan, the two allies, Baku and Ankara, are conducting joint military drills in the Nakhchivan province of the Turkic state, sending signals to Tehran, …

Iranians want but cannot get vaccinated

Iranians want but cannot get vaccinated

The slow pace of vaccinations is sparking anger in Iran, where outraged citizens have abandoned hope of the government providing the essential shots. As an act of defiance, Iranians are now refusing to wear masks and comply with quarantines

Iran's supreme leader endorses Raisi as new president

Iran's supreme leader endorses Raisi as new president

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei endorsed Ebrahim Raisi as the next president of Iran, who vowed on Tuesday. Raisi said he had a comprehensive plan to save the Islamic Republic from its severe economic crisis …

Iran's top leader receives its home-made corona vaccine

Iran's top leader receives its home-made corona vaccine

Iran's supreme leader has received the first coronavirus vaccine developed by the Islamic Republic, state TV reported Friday. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that he was not interested in taking foreign-made vaccines, …

Iran election candidates and their programmes

Iran election candidates and their programmes

Iranians have been called to the polls on June 18 to elect a successor to President Hassan Rouhani, who has served the maximum two consecutive four-year terms allowed by the constitution. The seven candidates, all in favour of efforts to …

Khamenei says Israel "a terrorist base"

Khamenei says Israel "a terrorist base"

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday called Israel "not a country, but a terrorist base" during a speech on Al-Quds Day, an annual show of solidarity with the Palestinians, Daily Mail informs. Tensions …

Khamenei says U.S. promises have no credibility for Iran

Khamenei says U.S. promises have no credibility for Iran

Iran does not trust U.S. promises on lifting sanctions and will only return to its commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal once Washington fully removes the measures, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday. "We …

How Iran’s resistance economy works

How Iran’s resistance economy works

When Joe Biden’s election as U.S. president was certified in January, Iran’s currency appreciated against the dollar by 20 percent. A Biden victory, many Iranians hoped, would mean a return to the 2015 nuclear deal and an end to the “maximum pressure” campaign that had made the global economic crisis accompanying the coronavirus pandemic immeasurably worse for ordinary Iranians, Foreign Affairs writes

Ali Khamenei receives letter from Putin

Ali Khamenei receives letter from Putin

Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Jagaryan conveyed a message from Russian President Vladimir Putin to Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the press attaché of the Russian Embassy, Maxim Suslov, announced. "The …

Iran is determined to develop its missile programme

Iran is determined to develop its missile programme

Since the election of Joe Biden as US president, there has been much discussion over whether and how his administration may rejoin the Iran nuclear deal, Middle East Eye informs. According to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, “if Iran comes back into full compliance with its obligations under the [deal], the United States would do the same thing and then we would use that as a platform to build, with our allies and partners … a longer and stronger agreement and to deal with a number of other issues that are deeply problematic in the relationship with Iran”

Over 3,800 Iranian prisoners granted pardon

Over 3,800 Iranian prisoners granted pardon

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei granted amnesty to 3,840 Iranian inmates on the occasion of the 42nd anniversary of victory of the Islamic Revolution. Ayatollah Khamenei agreed on Monday to pardon or …

Putin receives letter from Ali Khamenei

Putin receives letter from Ali Khamenei

Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf arrived in Moscow on Monday, where he met with Russian State Duma lower parliament house Vyacheslav Volodin. During the meeting, Galibaf conveyed to the speaker a message from the …