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  • 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...
  • October Surprise? Obama secret Iran deal cut

    10/05/2012 9:20:05 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 70 replies
    WND ^ | 10/4/12 | Reza Kahlili
    Iran could announce a temporary halt to uranium enrichment before next month’s U.S. election in a move to save Barack Obama’s presidency, a source affiliated with high Iranian officials said today. The source, who remains anonymous for security reasons, said a three-person delegation of the Obama administration led by a woman engaged in secret negotiations yesterday with a representative of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The delegation urged the Iranian leader to announce a halt to enrichment, even if temporary, before the Nov. 6 election, promising removal of some sanctions. The source said the delegation warned that a Mitt...
  • Reckless Lunacy (Oliver North on Obama & disarmament)

    08/23/2012 4:55:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 24, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Americans following this year's presidential campaign would never know it from mainstream media coverage, but the commander in chief we hired four years ago has set the United States on a course for unilateral disarmament. The following people hope you won't notice until after Nov. 6: Vladimir Putin, Liang Guanglie, Kim Jong-un, Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, A.Q. Khan and of course, Barack Obama. The 10 individuals above share a common fascination: nuclear weapons. Vladimir Putin, Russia's modern czar; Liang Guanglie, minister of national defense for...
  • Iran deal open for debate? Tehran presses new ayatollah demand

    09/23/2015 10:59:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 23, 2015 | Judson Berger
    The Iranian government is pressing the U.S. and others to give even more ground to Tehran in the already-sealed nuclear agreement, posing a new headache as the Obama administration and others try to implement the deal. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei earlier this month demanded that sanctions be lifted entirely, not just suspended. A top Khamenei adviser reiterated that demand over the weekend -- ahead of potential informal talks on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Secretary of State John Kerry plans meet in the coming days in New York with his Iranian counterpart, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. According...
  • Iran’s Khamenei tweets lament that Republican candidates are pandering to ‘Zionists’

    09/17/2015 1:39:34 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    JTA ^ | September 17, 2015 2:26pm
    In a reference to the Republican Party debate, Iran’s Supreme Leader’s decried on Twitter that “presidential candidates try to satisfy Zionists.” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei referred to Wednesday night’s CNN-sponsored debate in a tweet on Thursday, part of a series of anti-Israel tweets. US govs put their people under Zionists custody.Isn’t it a shame that presidential candidates try to satisfy Zionists&prove their servitude? In a follow-up tweet, Khamenei reiterated a claim he made earlier this month that Israel will not last: Zionist regime is an imposed regime, made through coercion; no entity made by coercion would last. This regime will not...
  • Official: Charter plane carrying Americans takes off from Iran, lands in Dubai

    09/06/2014 4:00:40 AM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri September 5, 2014 | mon Prokupecz, Elise Labott and Barbara Starr
    A plane carrying Americans was forced to land in Iran by the Iranian Air Force. It was allowed to leave early Saturday. It isn't known if all are still aboard. Link only.(Excerpt) "A charter airplane carrying military contractors, including Americans, took off early Saturday from Iran, hours after its pilots were ordered to land because the flight plan was out of date, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said."
  • Khamenei: Israel will not exist in 25 years

    09/10/2015 11:17:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/10/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Obama's trusted partner in peace. In case you were wondering, the left already has a standard pat answer to this: He doesn’t mean it. Every time an Iranian leader vows to obliterate Israel, the left insists it’s all just bluster for internal political consumption - as if ayatollahs needed to run for re-election. They don’t, of course, and they’re not building nukes for no reason. They’re building them for this reason:
  • Khamenei Aide: Fighting the ‘Zionist Regime’ is Our Policy

    08/30/2015 12:18:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 8/30/2015, 6:05 AM | Elad Benari
    Iran is continuing its verbal attacks on Israel, with the latest remarks coming on Saturday by a close aide to the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The aide, Seyed Mahmoud Nabavi, was replying to British Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond’s recent remarks that Tehran has changed its policy on Israel, and underlined that fighting the “Zionist regime” is Iran’s everlasting policy. “Fight against the illegal Zionist regime is one of the immutable policies of Iran which has always been maintained,” Nabavi told the semi-official Fars news agency. He blasted Hammond’s comments and said, “Such words are incorrect since one...
  • '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....
  • Obama Signed Off on Iran’s Right to Nuclear Program in Secret 2011 Talks

    08/11/2015 1:17:08 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8-10-15 | Adam Kredo
    President Barack Obama approved of Iran’s right to operate a nuclear program in 2011 during secret meetings with Iranian officials, according to new disclosures by Iran’s Supreme Leader. The comments, made earlier this year by Ali Khamenei, dispute claims by the Obama administration that it only began talking to Iran after the election of President Hassan Rouhani. Khamenei revealed in a recent speech that talks began in secret with anti-Semitic, Holocaust denying former President Mahmoud Ahmadenejad. At this time, Obama told the Iranians he endorses Iran’s right to have a nuclear program. “The issue of negotiating with the Americans is...
  • Iran’s Khamenei Sends U.S. Message With Obama Silhouette Suicide Tweet

    07/25/2015 4:42:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, July 25, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    Iran’s supreme religious leader Ayatollah Khamenei tweeted a picture Saturday of President Obama committing suicide. Mr. Khameneitweeted “US president has said he could knock out Iran’s military. We welcome no war, nor do we initiate any war, but…" The tweet was accompanied by an image of a silhouetted Mr. Obama holding a gun to his head with the caption “We welcome no war, not do we initiate any war, but If any war happens, the one who will emerge loser will be the aggressive and criminal U.S.” The tweet has gained over 500 retweets and nearly 200 favorites so far....
  • Khamenei’s Aide: No Inspections of Iran’s Military Sites

    07/21/2015 6:26:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 7/21/2015, 5:14 PM | Ari Yashar
    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s top foreign affairs adviser revealed on Tuesday that despite the nuclear deal sealed last Tuesday, international inspectors will not be allowed to visit Iran’s covert military sites that are said to house its secret nuclear weapons program. The aide, Ali Akbar Velayati, was quoted by the semi-official Fars News Agency saying that world powers “have made some comments about defensive and missile issues, but Iran will not allow them to visit our military centers and interfere in decisions about the type of Iran’s defensive weapons.” His statement raises concerns even higher over the complete...
  • Iranian Supreme Leader Reaffirms "Death to America" Slogan, Calls to Bring U.S. Leaders to Trial

    07/21/2015 9:52:20 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Memri ^ | 7/18/15
    Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei Reaffirms "Death to America" Slogan, Calls to Bring U.S. Leaders to Trial Channel 1 (Iran), IRINN TV (Iran) - July 18, 2015 - 00:01:42
  • Who Should Americans Believe? Obama Or Khamenei?

    07/20/2015 7:22:33 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 21 replies
    Right Side News ^ | July 20, 2015 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    "Which National Leader Is Truly Committed To Achieving The Nuclear Deal Outcomes He Envisions?" Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.), Right Side News Obama’s Version Of “Deal” Outcomes Presented At His July 15th News ConferenceExcerptsOBAMA: “The comprehensive long-term deal that we achieved with our allies and partners to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon represents a powerful display of American leadership and diplomacy. It shows what we can accomplish when we lead from a position of strength and a position of principle when we unite the international community around a shared vision and we resolve to solve problems peacefully. “But the bottom line...
  • Iran Supreme Leader: Hey, thanks for the deal! Oh… and death to America.

    07/18/2015 6:12:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/18/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The deal is done, so everyone can stop carping and go home. Barack Obama clearly feels that he has further cemented his legacy of brilliant foreign policy maneuvers and restoring peace to the planet by having John Kerry work out an agreement with Iran regarding their nuclear weapons program … er, I mean, their peaceful nuclear power program , which could last for up to five, eight or ten years. (Or could end tomorrow if the Iranians get tired of yanking our chains.) But on the plus side, at least our relations with the reclusive nation have improved, right?...
  • Iran: Nuclear Deal in Line With Khamenei’s Demands

    07/13/2015 6:52:36 AM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | July 13, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Iranian sources familiar with the details of a final agreement scheduled to be announced on Monday said sanctions and an arms embargo against Iran will be lifted and restrictions on its nuclear activity will only be “temporary” in a deal that falls “within the redlines” laid out by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, according to Iran’s state-controlled media. As world powers work to secure a final deal, Iranian sources are indicating that the United States has caved on most major issues, including the timing of sanctions relief, the length of the deal, and arms sales to Tehran. Initially, U.S officials had...
  • Iran State Media Says Final Nuclear Agreement Meets All Khamenei’s Demands

    07/12/2015 3:33:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 43 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | July 12, 2015 4:56 pm
    The final nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 world powers reportedly set to be announced on Monday complies with all the “red lines” set out by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, Iranian semi-official news agency Fars reported citing a “source privy to the talks.” The deal, to be known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPOA), amounts to “a collection of multiple agreements that all fall within the red lines specified by the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei,” Fars said. Khamenei doubled down on his set of demands during a meeting with Iran’s President Rouhani in Tehran...
  • Iran nuclear talks: Khamenei rejects key US demands

    06/24/2015 6:17:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    In a speech on Tuesday night, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei insisted Iran would only dismantle its nuclear infrastructure if economic sanctions were lifted first. He also ruled out a freeze on research and development for 10 years, as well as inspections of military sites. The demands appear to undercut a framework deal announced in April. They could also limit the ability of Iran's negotiating team to make key concessions as the self-imposed 30 June deadline approaches. As supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei has final say on all state matters.
  • 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...
  • Iranian Commander: We Won't Rest Until US is an Islamic Republic

    05/05/2015 11:27:34 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/5/2015, 9:15 PM | Ari Soffer
    A leading commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guards has claimed his country's ultimate aim is to turn the United States into "an Islamic Republic," and rejected any possibility of a thawing in relations between Tehran and "The Great Satan." An undated video released by the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran, an Iranian opposition group, shows Commander Hassan Abbasi - who is also a member of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei's inner circle - making the comments during an address, in which he lashed out at unnamed Iranian officials for expressing hope that a nuclear deal with the US could open the door...
  • "The Army of Muhammad" Confesses: We Received Aid in Money and Arms from Syria and Iran

    01/18/2005 8:42:39 AM PST · by TexKat · 10 replies · 949+ views
    MemriTV ^ | 1/14/05
    The following are excerpts from the televised confessions of Muayed Al-Nasseri, who commanded Saddam Hussein's "the Army of Muhammad" throughout 2004. The confessions were aired by the Iraqi TV channel that operated from the UAE, Al-Fayhaa TV, on January 14, 2005. Interrogator: What is your name? Muayed Al-Nasseri: Colonel Muayed Yassin 'Aziz 'Abd Al-Razaq Al-Nasseri, commander of the Army of Muhammad, one of the resistance factions in Iraq. The Army of Muhammad was founded by Saddam Hussein after the fall of the regime, on April 9, 2003. At first, Yasser Al-Shab'awi was put in charge, until his captured in July...
  • LIVE: Obama on Iran nuclear talks

    04/02/2015 11:43:28 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    KETV.com ^ | 04/02/2015
  • But What Does the Supreme Leader Say?

    03/29/2015 9:50:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/29/15 | Alan Caruba
    If the Supreme Leader gets what he wants the prospect for war in the Middle East would increase immeasurably. The threat level to the U.S. and Israel would be off the charts. What Americans have a hard time understanding is that, for all the Iranian negotiators, the outcome of the nuclear arms deal that the United States is leading all comes down to just one man, Sayyed Ali-Khamenei, otherwise known as the Supreme Leader of Iran. In the 21st century, it is hard to comprehend that a nation could be ruled by a man whose powers supersede that nation’s president,...
  • Bibi Netanyahu Apologizes for Nothing; Marie Harf Excuses Ayatollah Khamenei

    03/24/2015 1:36:02 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 2 hours ago | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I got up today, I must at you tell you, I bopped out of bed today, one of the first things I do after becoming fully conscious is grab the phone and check to see if there's been any emergency breaking type news overnight during the four or five hours I was asleep. And I see that Netanyahu apologized for his racist comments about the Arab vote. I have to tell you, my heart sank. A little bit of it sank and I started shaking my head and I said, "Why are so many people afraid of this inexperienced...
  • Iran’s Coming Leadership Crisis

    03/24/2015 7:04:07 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    WSJ ^ | March 22, 2015 | Sohrab Ahmari
    Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has cancer. After him are men even less likely to comply with a nuclear deal. ********************** Negotiators from Iran and the P5+1 powers led by the U.S. are racing against a March 31 deadline to conclude a nuclear deal in Lausanne, Switzerland. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters on Saturday that negotiators had made “genuine progress” but that “important gaps remain.” Yet what happens if the Iranian leadership that the U.S. and others are dealing with now is not in place to implement any agreement? Two recent developments suggest that the Islamic Republic may be...
  • The Week in Propaganda

    03/22/2015 6:49:27 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-22-2015 | MOTUS
    Don’t worry, Jean Carré tells us the talks with nuclear Iran are coming along just swimmingly:“Of course, yes, death to America.” Iran’s Supreme leader Ali Khamenei called for “Death to America” on Saturday, a day after President Barack Obama appealed to Iran to seize a “historic opportunity” for a nuclear deal and a better future, and as US Secretary of State John Kerry claimed substantial progress toward an accord. Khamenei told a crowd in Tehran that Iran would not capitulate to Western demands. When the crowd started shouting, “Death to America,” the ayatollah responded: “Of course yes, death to America,...
  • Khamenei calls ‘Death to America’ as Kerry hails progress on nuke deal

    03/21/2015 5:51:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 3/21/2015 | TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF, AP AND AFP
    Day after Obama urges Iran to seize ‘historic opportunity,’ supreme leader says US seeks to create insecurity. Iran’s Supreme leader Ali Khamenei called for “Death to America” on Saturday, a day after President Barack Obama appealed to Iran to seize a “historic opportunity” for a nuclear deal and a better future, and as US Secretary of State John Kerry claimed substantial progress toward an accord. Khamenei told a crowd in Tehran that Iran would not capitulate to Western demands. When the crowd started shouting, “Death to America,” the ayatollah responded: “Of course yes, death to America, because America is the...
  • We Shall Not Rest Until We Raise Flag Of Islam Over The White House

    03/18/2015 10:48:15 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 26 replies
    Memri.Org ^ | March 17, 2015 | Staff
    March 17, 2015 Special Dispatch No.5996 Iranian Leader Khamenei: A Society Steeped In The Spirit Of Martyrdom Is Unstoppable; Khamenei's Representative In IRGC Qods Force: We Shall Not Rest Until We Raise Flag Of Islam Over The White House In statements on February 26, 2015, both Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and Ali Shirazi, his representative in Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) elite Qods Force, stressed the need to instill the values of jihad and martyrdom in Iranian society, and reiterated the ideological principles of the Islamic Revolution – enmity towards the U.S. and opposition to American hegemony and...
  • Iran Deal Secrets Revealed – by Iran

    03/13/2015 4:59:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 13, 2015 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Iran Deal Secrets Revealed – by IranPosted By Kenneth R. Timmerman On March 13, 2015 @ 12:46 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment Much is being made of the letter signed by 45 U.S. Senators, all of them Republican, aimed at schooling Iranian leaders in the requirements of the U.S. Constitution.Secretary Kerry said his reaction was “utter disbelief” that the Senators would “go behind” the back of the administration during a delicate international negotiation. Some on the American Left called it “treason,” conveniently forgetting that some of their own (including Kerry, as a junior Senator) have met with enemy...
  • Obama’s Fatal Nuclear Deal

    03/11/2015 5:24:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 11, 2015 | Majid Rafizadeh
    When President Obama was elected, he promised that he would free the world from nuclear weapons. In reality, and on the contrary, his policies are setting a dangerous stage for hyper-proliferation particularly in one of the most dangerous region of the world: the Middle East. Before the nuclear talks between the Islamic Republic and the six world powers (known as the P5+1:the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China) began, numerous United Nations Security Council resolutions demanded that the Islamic Republic put an end to its nuclear enrichment program. The economic sanctions brought the clerical government of Iran...
  • Iran selects new head of body in charge of 'Supreme Leader' position

    03/10/2015 2:45:16 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/10/2015 10:37
    Iran has selected a new figure to head its national Assembly of Experts, a body that governs the tenure of the Supreme leader, state news agency FARS reported on Tuesday. Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, a cleric who had served as the head of Iran's Judiciary branch between 1989 and 1999, was among other candidates considered for the position, both of whom are senior clerics in the Islamic Republic's regime and hold the title of Ayatollah. Yazdi's selection to this new position comes in light of reports that the current Supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, who suffers from stage four prostate cancer, was...
  • The Death of Khamenei & Rafsanjani's Trek to Supreme Leader

    03/08/2015 7:15:59 AM PDT · by EBH · 2 replies
    Focus on the Prophecies ^ | 3/2015 | Kevin Swift
    The Word of God says... “I will destroy the archers of Elam [Persia]— the best of their forces. I will bring enemies from all directions, and I will scatter the people of Elam to the four winds.. I will destroy its king and officials," Jeremiah 49:35,36,38. For more than two decades, this ministry has joined others in warning of a U.S. led coalition against the Islamic nations of Iraq, followed by Iran--the Goat vs. the two-horned Ram in Daniel 8:1-8. Iraq’s defeat by the American-led coalition commenced on March 19, 2003, at Shushan Purim—the day Purim is celebrated in Jerusalem....
  • Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, appears in public amid rumors about his health

    03/08/2015 6:55:56 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | Mar. 8, 2015 | ALI AKBAR DAREINI
    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made a public appearance Sunday amid rumors about his health, as a relative dismissed the claims as gossip meant to derail ongoing nuclear talks with world powers. State television aired pictures Sunday of the 75-year-old Khamenei addressing a group of environmental officials and activists at his residence in central Tehran. He appeared to look comfortable and healthy in the footage. Foreign-based news websites in recent days have claimed that Khamenei, who has the final word on all matters in Iran, had been hospitalized in critical condition.
  • Rumors: Iran Dictator Khamenei Has Died

    03/07/2015 10:39:18 PM PST · by Dave346 · 126 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Mar 2015 | by Jordan Schachtel
    Washington, D.C. - Social media is ablaze with rumors that Iranian dictator Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has died. Iranian state-media has yet to confirm or deny such rumors. Cairo-based journalist Gamal Sultan wrote on social media that Khamenei died after suffering from a bout with prostate cancer, after surgery failed to alter the course of his demise, according to Rassd News Network. Daniel J. Levy of The Times Of Israel wrote on Twitter late Saturday: “Hearing unconfirmed reports from a usually very reliable source of Ayatollah Khamenei’s death today.” On Friday, Iranian media confirmed that “The commander of the Islamic Revolution,...
  • Netanyahu’s Churchillian warning (Krauthammer)

    03/06/2015 5:01:47 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    WaPo ^ | Krauthammer
    Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress was notable in two respects. Queen Esther got her first standing O in 2,500 years. And President Obama came up empty in his campaign to preemptively undermine Netanyahu before the Israeli prime minister could present his case on the Iran negotiations. On the contrary. The steady stream of slights and insults turned an irritant into an international event and vastly increased the speech’s audience and reach. Instead of dramatically unveiling an Iranian nuclear deal as a fait accompli, Obama must now first defend his Iranian diplomacy. In particular, argues The Post, he must defend its...
  • Speculation over successor after Iran's Khamenei reportedly hospitalized in serious condition

    03/05/2015 10:01:11 AM PST · by Perdogg · 37 replies
    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is currently hospitalized in serious condition at a hospital in Tehran, according to unofficial reports. Khamenei is suffering from prostate cancer that has reportedly spread to the rest of his body. Earlier this week, the French newspaper Le Figaro quoted Western intelligence officials as saying that the cancer was discovered about ten years ago. "The cancer is in stage four, in other words has spread." Doctors estimate "he has two years left to live."
  • Report: Iran’s Supreme Leader Hospitalized in Critical Condition

    03/04/2015 10:48:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 82 replies
    INN ^ | 3/5/2015, 7:27 AM | Ari Yashar
    Just in time for Purim, the Jewish holiday celebrating the redemption of the Jewish people from plots of genocide in ancient Persia, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was reportedly hospitalized in critical condition on Wednesday. According to Arab media reports cited by Israel Hayom, Khamenei was urgently brought to a hospital in Tehran after several of his bodily systems had already failed. The reports add that the 76-year-old supreme leader of the Islamic regime has undergone surgery and remains in critical condition. Recently it has been reported that he was suffering from prostate cancer which had spread to additional...
  • Arab Commentators Strongly Back Netanyahu on Congress Speech, Iran Nuclear Threat

    03/04/2015 5:10:58 AM PST · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 3, 2015 6:22 pm | Shiryn Ghermezian
    Leading Arab opinion makers weighed in on the controversy surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress on Tuesday and expressed strong support for his stance on the Iranian nuclear threat. In an op-ed for the Saudi Arabian daily Al-Jazirah on Monday, columnist Dr. Ahmad Al-Faraj asserted that Netanyahu is justified in his campaign against the proposed nuclear deal with Iran, according to The Middle East Media Research Institute. Al-Faraj said Netanyahu’s effort to prevent the signing of the agreement is in the interests of the Gulf states, and that the prime minister “is right to insist on addressing...
  • Iran's Khamenei: 'Increasing global hatred of Israel is a sign of divine help' [Zechariah 12]

    03/03/2015 3:47:26 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 19 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/3/2015 | Staff
    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has claimed that heightened anti-Israel sentiments across the globe serve as a sign of "divine help" in the Islamic Republic's fight against its arch enemy. "Increasing global hatred of #Israel is a sign of divine help," he wrote late Monday on Twitter.Iran's leading cleric came out against the pro-Israel lobby, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the group's annual confab on Monday. The premier warned of the existential threat a nuclear Iran would pose to Israel during his speech at the AIPAC conference, which came ahead of his...
  • Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei Goes Off on Jew-Hating Tirade Before Netanyahu Speech

    03/03/2015 11:54:08 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 10 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 03/02/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei went off on a Jew-hating tirade on Twitter Monday just one day before Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress. Khamenei blames Western problems on the Zionists. “Increasing global hatred of Israel is a sign of divine help. Today Israel is more isolated and its supporters are more embattled. #ShutDownAIPAC” This is the same enlightened leader Obama is holding nuclear talks with.
  • Iran's Supreme Leader Calls Out "American Sniper" As Propaganda Against Muslims

    02/18/2015 8:09:10 AM PST · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | Kipp Jones
    Iran’s head of state has criticized Clint Eastwood’s Iraq War biopic American Sniper, telling a state-run newspaper the film “encourages” violence against Muslims, the paper reported Tuesday.
  • Ayatollah 'Sent Secret Letter to Obama'

    02/14/2015 12:04:08 AM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 18 replies
    The Guardian (Reuters) ^ | February 14, 2015 09:17 GMT | Not Listed
    Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has responded to overtures from Barack Obama amid nuclear talks by sending the US president a secret letter, the Wall Street Journal has reported. Citing an Iranian diplomat, the paper said the cleric had written to Obama in recent weeks in response to a presidential letter sent in October. Obama’s letter suggested the possibility of US-Iranian co-operation in fighting Islamic State if a nuclear deal was secured, the paper said, quoting the diplomat. Khamenei’s letter was “respectful” but noncommittal, it quoted the diplomat as saying.
  • Opinion : Former US Congressman Makes Historic Visit to Iran

    02/12/2015 8:45:39 PM PST · by piasa · 30 replies
    Payvand Iran News ^ | February 12, 2015 | Barbara Slavin
    With little fanfare, another taboo in U.S.-Iran relations has shattered. Jim Slattery, a former six-term Democratic Congressman from Kansas, late last year became the first former or current American legislator to visit the Islamic Republic of Iran. In Tehran to attend a conference on countering violent extremism, Slattery encountered a largely friendly reception from both officials and ordinary Iranians and came back equipped to present a more realistic and upbeat depiction of Iranians than is usually found on Capitol Hill. Speaking Monday at the Atlantic Council in Washington, Slattery conceded that there are elements in Iran that still oppose any...
  • Iran’s Khamenei urges Western youth to examine Islam

    01/22/2015 3:35:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | January 22, 2015
    Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has urged Western youth to examine Islam for themselves rather than swallow prejudiced views, in a message posted on his Twitter account. “The recent events in France and similar ones in some other Western countries have convinced me to directly talk to you about them,” he wrote in reference to the January 7-9 jihadist attacks in Paris that left 17 dead. “Many attempts have been made over the past two decades, almost since the disintegration of the Soviet Union, to place this great religion in the seat of a horrifying enemy,” Khamenei said of...
  • Khamenei: America’s Problems Caused by Israel’s ‘Domination’

    12/04/2014 6:19:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 12/4/2014, 6:12 AM | Elad Benari
    Iran’s Supreme Leader has found the reason for socio-economic problems in the United States. In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei claimed that the Americans’ problems are due to Israel’s “domination” of the United States’ government. “Brutal treatment of black ppl isn’t indeed the only anti-human rights act by US govt; look at US’s green light to #Israel’s crimes.#Ferguson,” read one tweet. “The day when American nation realize their socioeconomic problems stem from domination of #Israel over their govt, what’ll happen? #Ferguson,” Khamenei wrote in another one. …
  • Obama writes private letter to Iranian leader

    11/07/2014 4:47:14 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 6, 2014 | Major Garrett
    By/Major Garrett/CBS News/November 6, 2014, 9:23 PM Obama writes private letter to Iranian leader WASHINGTON -- U.S. officials confirm President Obama sent a letter to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in mid-October, as first reported in the Wall Street Journal. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest would neither confirm nor deny the letter's existence. "I'm not in a position to discuss private correspondence between the president and any world leader," Earnest said Thursday. When asked about secret negotiations with Khamenei, Iran's top political and religious leader, Earnest said the White House "also" conducts private briefings with key members of Congress...
  • REPORT: Obama sent secret letter to Iran about cooperation against ISIS

    11/06/2014 11:16:09 AM PST · by Fali_G · 14 replies
    Lisa Daftari ^ | 11/06/2014 | Lisa Daftari
    President Barak Obama wrote a secret letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei two weeks ago expressing a mutual interest in battling ISIS, according to a recent report. The letter indicated that the US would be interested in cooperating with Iran against the Islamic State with the condition that Tehran works to reach a comprehensive agreement with the P5+1 by the Nov. 24 deadline.
  • The Obama-Khamenei alliance

    10/20/2014 2:03:41 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2014 | Michael Ledeen
    Never mind the negotiations with Iran over the Islamic Republic's nuclear weapons program. Far more urgent developments are afoot. While the foreign ministers were busily counting how many centrifuges could spin in Iranian facilities, President Obama and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei have arranged a working relationship throughout the Middle East that effectively puts American policy at the service of Iran.Long the goal of Obama, who sent a private emissary to Tehran as early as the 2008 election campaign to tell the Khamenei regime he wanted to be their friend, there is now a de facto alliance between the two...
  • Khamenei: 'West Bank' Should Hound Israel Like Gaza

    10/20/2014 1:46:21 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-20-14 | Mark Langfan
    Fars, the semi-official press agency of Iran, has reported that Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told the visiting Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad Movement, Ramadan Abdullah Shalah, in Tehran on Thursday, "The enemy [Israel] should feel the same worries in the West Bank as it does in Gaza." The comments came at the same meeting in which Shalah praised Iran's own role in the conflict. “The Islamic Republic and the Iranian people are proud of your [Islamic Jihad’s] ‘victory’ and resistance [in Gaza], and hope that the back-to-back ‘triumphs’ of resistance groups will continue until final victory,” Iran's Supreme...