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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei


Iran reveals new missile base on the Persian Gulf

January 08, 2021 6:51 pm

"The base is one of several bases housing the Guards' Navy's strategic missiles," state media quoted IRGC Chief Commander Hossein Salami, regarding the base located somewhere in the province of Hormozgan.

Iran's supreme leader to pardon 10,000 prisoners, including political ones

March 19, 2020 9:43 am

On Tuesday, Esmaili said Iran had temporarily freed about 85,000 people from jail, including political prisoners, in response to the coronavirus epidemic.

External challenge

March 09, 2020 7:15 am

India has strong allies in the Muslim world but violence in Delhi and the government’s response may tip the scales.

Iran counts votes in parliamentary election stacked in favour of hardliners

February 22, 2020 4:49 pm

Some early results announced by the Interior Ministry indicated that the hardline loyalists to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei were gaining a majority in the 290-seat parliament.

Iran votes in parliament elections that favours conservatives

February 21, 2020 11:50 am

Iranians are voting for a new parliament, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran's leadership at the time of a sanctions-linked economic downturn and diplomatic isolation.

Explained: Why Iran's coming vote may strengthen the hardliners' hold on the country

February 18, 2020 8:02 am

The Iran elections are not likely to be competitive or to provide the actual measure of popular support for the candidates. This is because the Guardian Council has barred several dozen reformist candidates from running.

Iran’s supreme leader rebukes US in rare Friday sermon

January 17, 2020 10:26 pm

“These two weeks were extraordinary and eventful. Bitter and sweet events. Lessons we learned. The Iranian people went through a lot,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said. “We delivered a slap to US’s image as a superpower.”

A new compact to deal with domestic crisis can open up risks for the Khamenei regime

January 14, 2020 10:30 am

The Iranian people, who had apparently rallied behind the flag after the US killing of Soleimani were now turning their rage against the government. The chant “Death to America” a week before were replaced by “Death to the Dictator” in a reference to Khamenei.

A direct military contest between US and Iran is loaded in America’s favour

January 07, 2020 10:11 am

Both Trump and Khamenei are realists. There are political constrains on them that limit the pressures of a further escalation of conflict between US and Iran.

After Soleimani

January 04, 2020 12:14 am

Escalation of Iran-US conflict could put entire Gulf region at risk. And with it, the already fragile global economy.