Ali Khamenei http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33426/all en US unable to stop it if Iran wants the bomb: Khamenei http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/us-unable-stop-it-if-iran-wants-the-bomb-khamenei <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iran has no intention of developing nuclear weapons but if it wanted to, the United States could not thwart it, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday.</p> <p>"We believe nuclear weapons must be abolished and we have no intention of building" such weaponry, Khamenei said in remarks posted on his website leader.ir.</p> <p>But, Khamenei said, "if Iran had such intentions, the US could in no way prevent it" from building an atomic bomb.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/us-unable-stop-it-if-iran-wants-the-bomb-khamenei" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Khamenei International relations Iran Nuclear weapons Technology War AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 13:45:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757485 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran's Khamenei says irked by officials infighting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/irans-khamenei-says-irked-officials-infighting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday expressed disappointment at intense public infighting between senior officials, calling for "calm" amid Western economic sanctions.</p> <p>On February 3, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and parliament speaker Ali Larijani indulged in a verbal duel in the assembly during the impeachment of a minister which was broadcast live by state media.</p> <p>"This is bad. This is wrong and against the law and sharia (Islamic law) and morals, and violates the rights of people," said Khamenei in remarks reported by state television on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/irans-khamenei-says-irked-officials-infighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Khamenei Government Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Mahmoud Ahmadinejad AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 15:30:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757557 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran parliament apologises to Khamenei over infighting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/iran-parliament-apologises-khamenei-over-infighting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iran's parliament has apologised to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei for a heated row during an impeachment session, joining the president, speaker and chief justice in pledging obedience to the supreme leader.</p> <p>Khamenei at the weekend had rebuked the deputies for their role in the squabbling that broke out in the February 3 impeachment session, during which President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and speaker Ali Larijani got into verbal fight.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/iran-parliament-apologises-khamenei-over-infighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Khamenei Government Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Politics AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:45:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758881 at http://www.globalpost.com Analysis - Khamenei mobilises loyalists to swing Iran's election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130319/analysis-khamenei-mobilises-loyalists-swing-irans-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Marcus George</p> <p>DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader may have helped Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to win two presidential elections, but he is now bent on stopping his turbulent protege from levering his own man into the job.</p> <p>Time was when even reformist presidents would defer to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as the ultimate authority in the Islamic Republic's clerical system. Ahmadinejad changed all that.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130319/analysis-khamenei-mobilises-loyalists-swing-irans-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Khamenei Government Iran Politics of Iran Social Issues Technology War Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:15:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5787716 at http://www.globalpost.com Khamenei urges Iran to stand up to sanctions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/khamenei-urges-iran-stand-sanctions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iran began the Persian New Year on Wednesday with its most senior leader asking the people to stand up to piling Western economic sanctions and also warning that the pressure was unlikely to ease.</p> <p>If Iranians show more "readiness" to face Western pressure, the next 12 months will be a "political and economic epoch" for the country, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a recorded message on state television.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/khamenei-urges-iran-stand-sanctions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Khamenei Asia Iran Iran–United States relations Technology AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:00:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5788805 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran will destroy Israeli cities if attacked - Khamenei http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/iran-will-destroy-israeli-cities-if-attacked-khamenei <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Marcus George</p> <p>DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's clerical supreme leader said on Thursday the Islamic Republic would destroy the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa if it came under attack from the Jewish state.</p> <p>"At times the officials of the Zionist regime (Israel) threaten to launch a military invasion but they themselves know that if they make the slightest mistake the Islamic Republic will raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in an address to mark the Iranian new year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/iran-will-destroy-israeli-cities-if-attacked-khamenei" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Khamenei Asia Business Government Iran Iran–United States relations Middle East Western Asia Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:01:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5789936 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Iran will 'annihilate' cities if Israel attacks: Khamenei http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/urgent-iran-will-annihilate-cities-if-israel-attacks-khamenei <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iran will "annihilate" the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa if it comes under attack by the Jewish state, the Islamic republic's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned on Thursday.</p> <p>"Every now and then the leaders of the Zionist regime threaten Iran with a military attack," Khamenei said in a live televised speech from the northeastern holy city of Mashhad, referring to Israel.</p> <p>"They should know that if they commit such a blunder, the Islamic republic will annihilate Tel Aviv and Haifa," he said.</p> <p>mod/srm</p> Ali Khamenei Ali Khamenei Asia Western Asia AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:01:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5789947 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran's Khamenei says has no favorite to succeed Ahmadinejad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130529/irans-khamenei-says-has-no-favorite-succeed-ahmadinejad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Yeganeh Torbati</p> <p>DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Wednesday he does not favor any candidate for June's presidential election, although hardliners with outlooks similar to his dominate the field.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130529/irans-khamenei-says-has-no-favorite-succeed-ahmadinejad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Khamenei Government Iran Politics of Iran Religion Technology War Thomson Reuters Wed, 29 May 2013 16:03:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5847972 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran's Khamenei says nuclear talks easy if enemy not stubborn http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130626/irans-khamenei-says-nuclear-talks-easy-if-enemy-not-stubborn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jon Hemming</p> <p>DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday the dispute over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program could easily be resolved if the West were to stop being so stubborn.</p> <p>While accusing the West of being more interested in regime change than ending the dispute, Khamenei did express a desire to resolve an issue which has led to ever tighter sanctions on Iran's oil sector and the wider economy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130626/irans-khamenei-says-nuclear-talks-easy-if-enemy-not-stubborn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Khamenei Ali Khamenei Government Iran Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 26 Jun 2013 17:03:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5868251 at http://www.globalpost.com Talks 'detrimental' to Palestinians: Iran's Khamenei http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130809/talks-detrimental-palestinians-irans-khamenei <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday warned the Palestinians against renewed peace talks with Israel, saying they would be "detrimental" to their cause.</p> <p>The US-mediated talks will force "the Palestinians to relinquish their rights," Khamenei told worshippers in Tehran University after Eid al-Fitr prayers marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.</p> <p>His remarks came a day after the US State Department said Palestinian and Israeli negotiators would resume talks on ending their long-standing conflict on August 14 in Jerusalem.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130809/talks-detrimental-palestinians-irans-khamenei" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Khamenei Anti-Zionism Government Politics War AFP Fri, 09 Aug 2013 07:16:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5906052 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran's Khamenei gives qualified support to opening to West http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131005/irans-khamenei-gives-qualified-support-opening-west <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iran's supreme leader on Saturday backed President Hassan Rouhani's overtures to the West but criticised some aspects of the UN visit during which he spoke with US counterpart Barack Obama.</p> <p>The comments were the first public response by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who wields ultimate authority in Iran, to Rouhani's opening to the West in New York last week, which was capped by the historic 15-minute telephone conversation with Obama.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131005/irans-khamenei-gives-qualified-support-opening-west" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Khamenei Business Environment Government Health Iran Politics Politics of Iran Technology AFP Sat, 05 Oct 2013 13:47:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5952633 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran's Khamenei gives qualified support to opening to West http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131005/irans-khamenei-gives-qualified-support-opening-west-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iran's supreme leader on Saturday 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.</p> <p>The comments were the first public response by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who wields ultimate authority in Iran, to Rouhani's opening to the West in New York last week that was capped by the historic 15-minute telephone conversation with Obama.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131005/irans-khamenei-gives-qualified-support-opening-west-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Khamenei Ali Khamenei Business Environment Government Health Iran Politics Technology AFP Sat, 05 Oct 2013 14:17:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5952675 at http://www.globalpost.com Khamenei not optimistic but backs Iran nuclear talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131103/khamenei-not-optimistic-backs-iran-nuclear-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei voiced his support on Sunday for Iran's talks with world powers over its disputed nuclear programme while expressing pessimism about them.</p> <p>"No one should see our negotiating team as compromisers," Khamenei, Iran's top decision-maker on its nuclear drive, was quoted as saying on his official website.</p> <p>"I am not optimistic about the (nuclear) negotiations but, with the grace of God, we will not suffer losses either," he added.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131103/khamenei-not-optimistic-backs-iran-nuclear-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Khamenei Ali Khamenei Asia Technology Weapons of mass destruction AFP Sun, 03 Nov 2013 11:01:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5978621 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran's Khamenei says Israel is 'illegitimate, bastard' regime http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131103/irans-khamenei-says-israel-illegitimate-bastard-regime <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei described arch-foe Israel as an "illegitimate and bastard" regime on Sunday, as he hit out at its alliance with the United States.</p> <p>"The Zionist regime is an illegitimate and bastard regime," Khamenei said in remarks carried by his website.</p> <p>"The Americans have the highest indulgence towards the Zionists and they have to. But we do not share such indulgence," he said.</p> <p>mod/dv</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Ali Khamenei Ali Khamenei Government Technology AFP Sun, 03 Nov 2013 11:02:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5978630 at http://www.globalpost.com Khamenei not optimistic but backs Iran nuclear talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131103/khamenei-not-optimistic-backs-iran-nuclear-talks-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei voiced his support on Sunday for Iran's talks with world powers over its disputed nuclear programme while expressing pessimism about them.</p> <p>"No one should see our negotiating team as compromisers," Khamenei, Iran's top decision-maker on its nuclear drive, was quoted as saying on his official website.</p> <p>"I am not optimistic about the (nuclear) negotiations but, with the grace of God, we will not suffer losses either," he added.</p> <p>mod/dv</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Ali Khamenei Ali Khamenei Technology Weapons of mass destruction AFP Sun, 03 Nov 2013 11:03:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5978636 at http://www.globalpost.com