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  • Iran's Khamenei responds to Sharon's death

    01/11/2014 11:11:49 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Iran's leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday, via Twitter, that Israel had high expectations of former prime minister Ariel Sharon, but instead claims he led to the intifada. "The Zionists’ all hopes relied on this vulture (Ariel #Sharon) to bring down the rising nation of #Palestine to their knees." "He (#Sharon) was their last hope. ....
  • Iranian Parliament Ordered to Abandon Ahmadinejad Probe

    11/22/2012 4:05:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/11/12 | Chana Yaar
    The Iranian parliament has been ordered to drop its probe of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian state news agency IRNA reported Wednesday. The country's "Supreme Leader," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, allegedly expressed concern Iran's enemies would benefit from the interrogation. Khamenei himself initiated the probe, carried out by his own supporters in the parliament. For the first time in Iranian presidential history, Ahmadinejad was summoned for questioning by the legislative body in March of this year. However, this week Khamenei said, “We demand that the respected representatives not continue” with the probe over the economic crisis and the nosedive in the value...
  • Iran-Hezb'allah: 'They Already Hit the Homeland 10˝ Years Ago'

    03/27/2012 12:16:26 PM PDT · by WPaCon · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/27/2012 | Clare M. Lopez
    At the mid-March 2012 congressional hearings on the "Iran-Hezb'allah Threat to the Homeland," chaired by Representative Peter King, top officials from the DEA, the FBI, and the New York City Police Department, as well as senior scholars addressed the alarming capability and motivation of this Axis of Jihad to strike inside the U.S. Critical and timely, this was the latest in a series of hearings that Rep. King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, has held to focus attention on the deadly threat to America's national security from the forces of Islamic jihad and sharia. There was an unmentioned...
  • Report: Iran Has Acquired Nuclear-Capable Warheads

    06/01/2011 5:59:04 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 12 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/1/11 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Keep in mind that this is not a confirmed report but is from FoxNews. It also comes as the possibility of Iran having enough highly-enriched uranium for the bomb may still be low. However, when a report this serious comes from a reputable news source, it must be taken seriously. The news comes from an Iranian dissident group and may be part of a multi-national attempt to build nuclear warheads. This comes from a former CIA spy that could be part of a very, very interesting chapter in Iranian nuclear history. This also comes after Iranian threats of a mystery...
  • Opponents Snub Ahmadinejad Endorsement (formally endorsed as Iran’s leader for a second term)

    08/03/2009 5:28:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies · 325+ views
    New York Times ^ | 8/3/2009 | ROBERT F. WORTH and NAZILA FATHI
    BEIRUT, Lebanon — With his adversaries facing a mass trial of more than 100 alleged dissidents, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was formally endorsed Monday as Iran’s leader for a second term. But several of his most prominent opponents, who have called his re-election fraudulent, stayed away from the event, news reports said. The ceremony, conducted by the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, came one day after state television broadcast a chilling segment of the mass trial in which two defendants — both prominent reform figures — said they had “changed” since being arrested, and disputed widespread claims that their publicized confessions...
  • An important day in Iran (Rafsanjani is at odds with Khamenei)

    07/18/2009 6:22:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 1,662+ views
    Powerline ^ | 7/18/2009 | Paul Mirengoff
    There will be no regime change in Iran unless (a) protests continue in the face of the recent repression and (b) the regime fractures. Today, brought evidence that both of these conditions (which are necessary but perhaps not sufficient) may be fulfilled. First, protests broke out in Tehran. Second, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iran's former president and a key figure in the regime, criticized the government and called for the release of hundreds of protesters and democracy advocates arrested in recent weeks. As to the first development, thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets chanting against the regime. It was...
  • A Letter to Ali Khameini

    06/29/2009 6:52:35 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies · 862+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/29/2009 | Parvaneh Vahidmanesh
    Dear Ali Khamenei, You may not have heard of me, but your daughter knows me well. For eight years, I studied with Boshra at the Refah school in Tehran. The Refah School is where Ayatollah Khomeini resided during the Islamic Revolution. On its roof, leaders from the Shah's regime were executed. Sound familiar? Boshra and I played volleyball together. I remember how she always arrived at school in a white Toyota with three escorts. And I remember how favorably the teachers treated her.(snip) Neda Soltan, the young innocent girl who was killed on Karegar Avenue, was the same age as...
  • The day Ayatollah Khameni laughed

    06/24/2009 2:11:22 PM PDT · by hecht · 8 replies · 481+ views
    The day Ayatollah Khameni laughed The Washington Times reports that the Obama administration sent a letter to Ayatollah Khameni between May 4 and 10 in which the Obumbler begged Iran to 'engage' with him about its nuclear weapons program. Khameni ridiculed the overture in a sermon last week. Prior to this month's disputed presidential election in Iran, the Obama administration sent a letter to the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, calling for an improvement in relations, according to interviews and the leader himself. Ayatollah Khamenei confirmed the letter toward the end of a lengthy sermon last week, in which...
  • Ahmadinejad Gets His Nose Tweaked

    01/22/2008 7:27:50 AM PST · by jdm · 9 replies · 120+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 22, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad got out-populisted by his masters yesterday in a rare public display of disagreement between the Iranian president and the real power, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameini. Khameini ordered his president to obey the legislature and fund subsidies for natural gas in a cold winter. Ahmadinejad had previously refused, claiming that the move would not be fiscally responsible: The political authority of the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, suffered a serious blow today after the country's most powerful figure sided with MPs by ordering him to supply cheap gas to villages undergoing power cuts amid an unexpectedly harsh winter. In...
  • Rumors that Iran's Khameini is Dead-UNCONFIRMED

    01/05/2007 11:12:05 AM PST · by Barte45 · 22 replies · 1,085+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 1/4/2007
    It is a rumor circulating in Tehran,” Amir Taheri told Richard Miniter, PJM Washington editor. “There is no way to know if it is true.” Taheri was responding to a Pajamas Media post yesterday of a report … as yet unconfirmed… that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is dead. Taheri is an Iranian-born journalist with a wide range of sources inside and outside of his former homeland. He was executive editor-in-chief of Kayhan, Iran’s most read newspaper, from 1972 to 1979. Later, he joined the staffs of Britain’s Sunday Times and Germany’s Die Welt. Today, he is columnist for...
  • WSJ: Democracy for Iran The students could use some U.S. encouragement.

    12/08/2004 5:15:06 AM PST · by OESY · 1 replies · 372+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 8, 2004 | Editorial
    We keep reading that there are "no good options" for diminishing the threat of Iran's nuclear program. And certainly preemptive military strikes are an imperfect solution at best, though the option has to be kept on the table. But that still doesn't explain why the Bush Administration has been so reluctant to support Iranians who want to overthrow the bomb-building mullahs. Opposition to the Islamic Republic remains alive and well in Iran, despite the best efforts of Supreme Leader Ali Khameini and his loyal ayatollahs to kill it. On Monday the ineffectual Mohammed Khatami, the outgoing "reformist" president, was heckled...
  • Iran’s supreme leader calls for military development, new plane unveiled

    07/09/2004 8:47:38 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 16 replies · 1,273+ views
    Khaleej Times Online ^ | 7/09/2004 | unk
    TEHERAN - Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called for the armed forces to be boosted, as the Islamic republic unveiled a locally developed fighter jet, the official news agency IRNA reported on Friday. “Our country may not be faced with any military threat for years,” Khamenei was quoted as saying during a military parade in the western city of Hamedan. “But the Islamic republic’s powerful defence system must be prepared to defend the country and the people while consistently developing its abilities,” he said. During his tour of Hamedan, Khamenei was shown one of the country’s first home-made...
  • Al-Qaeda's Links to Iranian Security Services (Al-Qaeda/Iran Primer)

    01/23/2003 9:13:38 PM PST · by Angelus Errare · 7 replies · 801+ views
    Al-Qaida's Links to Iranian Security Services Yael Shahar ICT Researcher Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, terrorism has served the regime of the ayatollahs as a tool of both domestic and foreign policy. This policy was directed against Iranian citizens inside Iran, as well as against advocates of opposition views in exile. Iran's sponsorship of terrorism has bridged ideological gaps and political divides; Teheran has provided arms and training to such groups as the Gama’a al-Islamiyah, the Egyptian al-Jihad, and the Algerian G.I.A. Al-Qaida too, has benefited from Iranian support and expertise for more than a decade. More recently,...