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  • Assad Speaks: West Fears When Syrian Army ‘Achieves Victory’

    04/12/2018 2:32:30 PM PDT · by davikkm · 33 replies
    breitbart ^ | FRANCES MARTEL
    Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad condemned Western powers in remarks during a meeting with a top Iranian adviser on Thursday, asserting that “some Western countries” object to any success Assad’s forces have on the battlefield. On Thursday, Assad met with Ali Akbar Velayati, the Iranian top adviser for International Affairs in Damascus, according to the Syrian government’s Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA). In that meeting, Assad protested that allegations of chemical weapons use against his regime are a sign that Europe and the United States are displeased with his victories against rebels on the ground. “Whenever the Syrian army achieves victory...
  • Iranian supreme leader: US inability to pass gun control is the result of 'corruption'

    03/05/2018 8:36:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/05/2018 | Naomi Lim
    ranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei slammed President Trump and Congress on social media Sunday for not daring to stand up to the gun lobby and introduce a nationwide ban on all firearms. "No one dares apply the clear solution to the promotion of guns and homicide in America. What's the solution? It's to make guns illegal," Iran's supreme ruler wrote on Twitter. "Gun companies are so powerful that House representatives and U.S. senators don't dare pass prohibition of guns, and U.S. president doesn't dare speak out, rise against it. This is corruption," Khamenei continued. Khamenei added the country's inability to act...
  • The Ayatollah Backing Black Lives Matter

    12/28/2017 10:09:30 AM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    In a bizarre twist on geopolitical relations, it appears that the Ayatollah of Iran, Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei not only thinks little of President Trump, but has a warm place in his heart for the activist group Black Lives Matter. President Trump is widely criticized for his commenting on the social media platform Twitter; perhaps the media see this as a poor form of communication, yet this hasn’t stopped Iran’s leader from indulging in the same. Just this week, Ayatollah Khameni took to the Twitter-Waves to condemn Donald Trump and compare him negatively to former US President Ronald Reagan. He...
  • Building the Ayatollah’s Submarines (Mini-subs and other diesel hunter-killers show Iran's focus..)

    10/26/2017 7:18:58 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    The National Interest ^ | October 26, 2017 | Sebastien Roblin
    The Iranian military has long planned for a defensive naval war in the Persian Gulf, in which it would leverage its large fleet of fast attack boats toting anti-ship missiles to launch swarming hit-and-run attacks on adversaries in along Persian Gulf, with the ultimate goal of shutting down passage through the Straits of Hormuz. Supporting this naval guerrilla-warfare strategy are 21 indigenously produced Ghadir-class mini submarines, derived from the North Korean Yono class. The 120-ton vessels can poke around at 11 knots and each carry two 533-millimeter torpedoes. All in all, shallow littoral waters are very favorable for mini-submarine operations,...
  • BREAKING: Iran parliament shooting: Several injured, one dead as explosion in Tehran

    06/07/2017 1:11:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 84 replies
    (UK) Express ^ | June 7, 2017 | Jon Rogers
    THE Iranian Parliament is under fire with a gunman shooting guards, with at least eight injured. Iranian state TV has reported that there were four attackers in parliament with one person killed and eight people injured. The situation is still ongoing, according to the broadcaster. [Snip] [Additionally] an armed man opened fire at the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in southern Tehran and wounded a number of people. A gunman opened fire at pilgrims at the late Imam Khomeini mausoleum in southern Tehran on Wednesday injuring a number of people. There are reports of witnesses saying that they heard an explosion...
  • Supreme Leader not accepting threats from enemy

    03/10/2017 6:19:39 AM PST · by tekrat · 12 replies
    A senior cleric said that supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei will not accept any threat or intimidation from enemy. Tehran Friday Prayers’ substitute Leader Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani made the remarks in his sermons to a large number of worshipers in Tehran University campus. 
  • Islamic Republic of Iran: Sharia court sentences Christians to 80 lashes for drinking communion wine

    11/16/2016 1:19:17 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 16 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 11/16/2016 | Robert Spencer
    “It is not illegal for Christians to drink alcohol in Iran but under Islamic law, Muslims are forbidden from drinking and it is illegal for Muslims to convert. The trio’s conversion from Islam to Christianity is not recognised by Iranian authorities who subscribe to Sharia law.” A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari 9.84.57). The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law according to all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence. The majority of them, including the four main schools of jurisprudence (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i, and Hanbali) as well as the other...
  • 'Error' to Think That 'America Is Invincible,' Ayatollah Tells Venezuela’s Maduro

    10/24/2016 7:02:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 24, 2016 | 4:23 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Two world leaders who are among Washington’s most outspoken critics met in Tehran at the weekend and discussed whether the United States is unbeatable. Also on their minds — the two candidates running for the White House. “Some people think that America is invincible, while this notion is a big error,” Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. “Frequent mistakes made by Americans during the past 15 years have caused them to seriously run aground in the region and be hopeless now,” he added. “Steadfastness and rational resistance combined with foresight in the face of pressures...
  • Ayatollah Khamenei is Dead, but Remains Alive [DEBKA]

    06/25/2016 2:08:08 PM PDT · by Jumper · 259 replies
    Debka ^ | June 25,2016 | self
    Ayatollah Khamenei reported Dead
  • A 1979 Time Magazine Article about Islam

    04/21/2016 12:14:54 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/21/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Media spins Islam then and now: Sharia Law, our U.S. Constitution are not compatible. Moral relativism, tolerance to the point of ignorance will result in national suicide “We Muslims are one family even though we live under different governments and in various regions.” —Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, leader of Iran’s revolution Thirty-seven years ago, Time magazine dedicated its cover to “Islam, The Militant Revival,” and published a lengthy article, “The World of Islam,” in which John A. Meyer wrote, “We want to examine Islam’s resurgence, not simply as another faith but as a political force and potent third ideology competing with...
  • Ayatollah: Our Missiles Are ‘a Source of Happiness’ for Nations Wronged by US, Israel

    03/31/2016 8:11:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 30, 2016 | 10:32 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared Wednesday that Iran’s ballistic missile capabilities are crucial for the country’s defense, and — in an apparent swipe at an influential former president — added that those who argue that this is a time for talks rather than for missiles are either ignorant or traitors. At a time when some U.N. Security Council members are mulling a response to Iran’s recent missile launches, Khamenei used an address to Iranians marking the birthday of Mohammed’s youngest daughter to laud the program. He praised the recent demonstrations of missile prowess by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps...
  • US and Europe Should Recognize Iranian Elections as a Sham

    02/20/2016 12:57:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2016 | Donya Jam
    On February 26, the ayatollahs have scheduled two "elections" in Iran: one for the parliament and one for the Assembly of Experts, a body that is supposed to monitor the supreme leader and choose a replacement when the time comes. Some in the West tout this as the potential start of a new era of moderation. After all it is the first election since the conclusion of nuclear negotiations between Iran and six world powers. But the nuclear deal cannot be the only criteria by which the West determines the prospects for moderation in Iran. Equally or more important is...
  • On Holocaust Memorial Day, Ayatollah Website Posts Video Questioning Holocaust

    01/27/2016 5:52:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 27, 2016 | 6:13 PM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    As the world on Wednesday marked the Nazis' systematic killing of six million Jews during World War II an official Iranian website linked to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei posted a video quoting the supreme leader's questioning of the Holocaust. "No-one in European countries dares to speak about holocaust [sic] while it is not clear whether the core of this matter is a reality or not," read the English subtitles accompanying audio from an excerpt of a speech by Khamenei, over images of the entrance to Auschwitz and piles of Jewish corpses. "Even if it is a reality, it is not clear...
  • Putin Visits Tehran for Syria Talks (Meets with Ayatollah Khamenei)

    11/23/2015 7:31:30 AM PST · by xzins · 78 replies
    VOA ^ | 23 Nov 15 | VOA
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Tehran for talks with Iranian leaders about the crisis in Syria. On his first trip to Iran in eight years, Putin met with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday, as Russia nears a third month of military engagement in the conflict. The discussions come on a sidelines of a one-day trip to Iran for a summit of gas-exporting countries. Tehran and Moscow have supported Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the ongoing civil war that has crippled the country since 2011 and killed over 250,000 people. The violence has displaced millions more. On...
  • 'If Khamenei could, he would inflict great harm on Israel,' Obama says

    08/13/2015 5:08:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/07/2015
    Nonetheless, the president told 'The New Yorker' that the Iranian government's behavior was not as extreme as its rhetoric suggests. In his latest attempt to sell the public on the merits of the Iran nuclear agreement, US President Barack Obama told an American news magazine earlier this week that he was not naive about the threats against Israel made by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Islamic Republic's supreme leader. “His ideology is steeped with anti-Semitism, and if he could, without catastrophic costs, inflict great harm on Israel, I’m confident that he would,” Obama told journalist Robin Wright of The New Yorker....
  • Iran publishes book on how to outwit US and destroy Israel

    08/05/2015 9:08:05 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | Aug 1, 2015 | Amir Taheri
    While Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama do their best to paper over the brutality of the Iranian regime and force through a nuclear agreement, Iran’s religious leader has another issue on his mind: The destruction of Israel. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has published a new book called “Palestine,” a 416-page screed against the Jewish state. A blurb on the back cover credits Khamenei as “The flagbearer of Jihad to liberate Jerusalem.” Khamenei makes his position clear from the start: Israel has no right to exist as a state. He uses three words. One is “nabudi,” which means “annihilation.”...
  • John Kerry: It’s ‘Very Disturbing’ How Ayatollah Keeps Saying He Wants to Destroy Us

    07/21/2015 8:52:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/21/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Secretary of State John Kerry admitted to Al-Arabiya that it’s “very disturbing” how Ayatollah Ali Khamenei continues talking about destroying the U.S. and Israel after signing the P5+1 nuclear agreement.Kerry said he would be pitching Gulf partners on “all of the ways in which this agreement, in fact, makes the Gulf states and the region safer.” “I will also discuss with them at great length the things that the United States of America is going to do, working with them, in order to push back against the terror and counterterrorism efforts and other activities in the region that are very...
  • Rudy Giuliani: “The ayatollah must go” (16 minute video)

    06/14/2015 11:52:13 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jun 13, 2015 | Iranncr
    FRANCE, Paris: Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, who was a Republican candidate in the 2008 US presidential elections, spoke at a major Iran Freedom rally in Villepinte on Saturday, June 13, 2015. The event was held at Parc des Expositions exhibition center. Giuliani said: "The ayatollah must go. He and Rouhani and Ahmadinejad and all of the rest of them should be put on trial for crimes against humanity for the thousands and hundreds of thousands of people they have killed, and it is about time we stop ignoring it. Where is our decency and morality? We have...
  • Obama and Ayatollah Khamenei: BFF

    06/06/2015 12:05:40 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 1 replies
    Israel National News ^ | June 2015 | Staff
    "Stick with me my son, and I will show you what must be done to put an end to Israel..."
  • Ayatollah Speaks to Teachers; They Chant: ‘Death to America! Death to England!…Death to Israel!’

    05/14/2015 7:33:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 14, 2015 | 10:10 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader, addressed a gathering of Iranian teachers on May 6 who repeatedly responded to his address by chanting in unison: “Allah is great! Khamene’i is the leader! Death to the enemies of the leadership! Death to America! Death to England! Death to the hypocrites! Death to Israel!” According to an English-language transcript of the speech published by the BBC, the Iranian teachers interrupted the ayatollah with chants calling for death to America, England and Israel at three points in his speech. “We say that teachers carry out the task of the prophets; this is the...