AYATOLLAH ALI KHAMENEI
Iran leader says Israel a 'cancerous tumour' to be destroyed
Khamenei spoke to the nation in a 30-minute speech aired on state television, as other officials in the past gave the keynote speech. He repeatedly referred to Israel as a “cancer” or “tumour” during the speech, criticizing the US and the West for equipping it with “various kinds of military and non-military tools of power, even with atomic weapons.”
Rocket hits near US embassy in Baghdad: Sources
The latest incidence follows more than two dozen similar attacks against American interests i...
Iran to free 10,000 prisoners in Persian New Year amnesty
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei grants several mass amnesties a year marking ...
'Virus at Iran's gates': How Tehran failed to halt outbreak
Days of denials gave the virus time to spread in Iran as it marked the 41st anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution with rallies and then held a parliamentary election in which authorities desperately sought to boost turnout.
Crisis with Iran may deescalate if no US casualties
To avenge the killing of its Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Qasem Soleimani, Tehran on Monday claimed that it retaliated proportionately with a missile strike on two US military bases in Iraq.
Iran on war footing against coronavirus as outbreak kills 77
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's decision was announced after state media broadcast images of the 80-year-old leader planting a tree wearing disposable gloves ahead of Iran's upcoming arbor day, showing how concern about the virus now reaches up to the top of the country's Shiite theocracy. State television quoted a lawmaker as saying 23 members of parliament now had the virus.
Swaminathan Aiyar on US-Iran tensions: What options does India have?
Iran's missile attack on two American bases in Iraq in response to the US strike that killed its top general Qasem Soleimani is the culminat...
Qasem Soleimani killed: How escalating US-Iran tensions can hit India
Iran has vowed "harsh retaliation" for a US airstrike near Baghdad's airport that killed its top general and the architect of its interventi...
Iran's military on alert as virus kills 77, sickens leaders
A top emergency official and at least 23 members of parliament reportedly contracted the virus and now suffer from the COVID-19 illness it causes. There are now over 2,540 cases of the new virus across the Mideast, with 2,336 in Iran alone. Of those outside Iran in the region, most link back to the Islamic Republic.
View: Iran’s retaliation is more conventional than expected
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told his advisers last week that its response should be a “direct and proportional attack on American interests,” according to the New York Times, and that it should be “openly carried out by Iranian forces themselves.”
War with Iran is not inevitable: Hussein Ibish
Iran may have many options for unleashing mayhem against American interests and allies in the Middle East, and plenty of allies and proxies through which to do so. But it also has a powerful reason to stop and reconsider. Beyond the expressions of outrage in Tehran lies the cold reality that Iran cannot afford a war with a far more powerful opponent.
Trump signs executive order imposing fresh 'hard hitting' sanctions on Iran
"We will continue to increase pressure on Tehran," Trump said as he signed the order in the Oval Office.
Khamenei says war unlikely but urges boosting Iran's defences
Iran announced plans to boost its ballistic and cruise missile capacity and acquire modern fighter planes and submarines to boost its defences.
What next for Iran protests?
The more violent the protests become, the sooner they will come to an end, say analysts. Yesterday, 6 protesters lost their lives while trying to storm a police post.
Copyright © 2020 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service