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  • Iran may enrich uranium up to 60% purity if needed: Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Feb 22, 2021 10:21 PM IST

    Iran may enrich uranium up to 60% purity if needed: Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

    He said Tehran had never sought a nuclear weapon but if it wanted to, “no one could stop Tehran from acquiring it”.

  • Iran: US must lift sanctions before it lives up to nuke deal Feb 08, 2021 04:44 PM IST

    Iran: US must lift sanctions before it lives up to nuke deal

    Former President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the U.S. in 2018 from the atomic deal, which saw Iran agree to limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. New US President Joe Biden rejected the idea in a “CBS Evening News” interview taped Friday and airing Sunday.

  • Account of Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei not suspended, Twitter clarifies Jan 22, 2021 09:32 PM IST

    Account of Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei not suspended, Twitter clarifies

    After reports claimed that Khamenei's social media account was suspended, a clarification was issued by Twitter. Action was only taken against a fake account, it said.

  • Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Israel is a 'cancerous tumor' in the Middle East May 22, 2020 02:46 PM IST

    Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Israel is a 'cancerous tumor' in the Middle East

    Khamenei and other senior Iranian officials have called repeatedly over the years for an end to the Jewish state, including through a referendum in the region, where Palestinians are in the majority.

  • Ayatollah Khamenei: Iran gave US 'slap on face', calls missile strikes 'day of God' Jan 17, 2020 04:10 PM IST

    Ayatollah Khamenei: Iran gave US 'slap on face', calls missile strikes 'day of God'

    During a spike in tension, Iran launched missiles at US targets on Jan. 8 in response to a US drone strike on January 3 that killed Qassem Soleimeni, a powerful Iranian general who was close to Khamenei.

  • Iran supreme leader says 'slap in face' delivered to US Jan 08, 2020 01:54 PM IST

    Iran supreme leader says 'slap in face' delivered to US

    His remarks came after he had vowed "severe revenge" for a US drone strike that killed one of Iran's top military commanders near Baghdad international airport last week.

  • General Soleimani should have been eliminated many years ago: Donald Trump Jan 03, 2020 08:35 PM IST

    General Soleimani should have been eliminated many years ago: Donald Trump

    Gen Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite al-Quds force and architect of its regional security apparatus, was killed when a drone fired missiles into a convoy that was leaving the Baghdad International Airport early on January 3.

  • Wall Street tumbles as US air strike heightens Middle East tensions Jan 03, 2020 08:30 PM IST

    Wall Street tumbles as US air strike heightens Middle East tensions

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 315.47 points, or 1.09%, at the open to 28,553.33.

  • Iran supreme leader vows 'severe revenge' for Qasem Soleimani killing Jan 03, 2020 11:01 AM IST

    Iran supreme leader vows 'severe revenge' for Qasem Soleimani killing

    "Martyrdom was the reward for his ceaseless efforts in all these years," Khamenei said on his Farsi-language Twitter account in reference to Soleimani, also declaring three days of mourning.

  • Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei backs fuel price hike, blames 'sabotage' for unrest Nov 18, 2019 08:15 AM IST

    Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei backs fuel price hike, blames 'sabotage' for unrest

    "Some people are no doubt worried by this decision ... but sabotage and arson is done by hooligans not our people," the Iranian Supreme Leader said in a live speech on state TV.

  • Markets | US-Iranian spat points to an oil slick ahead Jun 27, 2019 12:19 PM IST

    Markets | US-Iranian spat points to an oil slick ahead

    The flare-up in tensions following Tehran’s downing of an unmanned American drone is a warning sign

  • Trump says fresh US sanctions on Iran will target supreme leader Jun 24, 2019 09:44 PM IST

    Trump says fresh US sanctions on Iran will target supreme leader

    Trump told reporters the sanctions, which will target Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, were in response to Tehran's downing of a US drone last week.

  • Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says ready to abandon nuclear deal if needed Aug 29, 2018 08:00 PM IST

    Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says ready to abandon nuclear deal if needed

    Khamenei reiterated that Iran would not engage in any negotiations with the administration of US President Donald Trump, despite his offer of unconditional talks.

  • Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says mismanagement hurts economy more than US sanctions Aug 13, 2018 04:45 PM IST

    Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says mismanagement hurts economy more than US sanctions

    "More than (US) sanctions, economic mismanagement is putting pressure on ordinary Iranians ;I do not call it betrayal but a huge mistake in management," Khamenei was quoted as saying.

  • Iran Supreme Leader calls for action to face "economic war": State TV Aug 12, 2018 11:15 AM IST

    Iran Supreme Leader calls for action to face "economic war": State TV

    The rial currency has lost about half of its value since April under the threat of revived US sanctions, with heavy demand for dollars among ordinary Iranians trying to protect their savings.

  • if Iran's oil is not exported, no regional country's oil will be exported: Iran Prez Jul 21, 2018 06:40 PM IST

    if Iran's oil is not exported, no regional country's oil will be exported: Iran Prez

    "The word and even the signature of the Americans cannot be relied upon, so negotiations with America are of no avail," Iran's supreme leader Khamenei said.

  • Iran protests have a violent night; at least 12 dead Jan 02, 2018 09:30 AM IST

    Iran protests have a violent night; at least 12 dead

    The demonstrations, the largest to strike Iran since its disputed 2009 presidential election, began Thursday in Mashhad over economic issues and have since expanded to several cities

  • Iran's top leader rules out cooperation with US against IS Jun 03, 2016 08:12 PM IST

    Iran's top leader rules out cooperation with US against IS

    Trusting the US would be "a big mistake," said Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, insisting that cooperation with America goes "against the independence" of Iran.

  • Saudi Arabia vs Iran: The oil war that isn't coming Jan 05, 2016 09:17 AM IST

    Saudi Arabia vs Iran: The oil war that isn't coming

    Saudi Arabia announced Monday that it will sever all commercial ties with Iran, a day after the kingdom said it would cut diplomatic relations with Iran.

  • Iran pushes nuclear deal as US lawmaker aims to stop it Jul 23, 2015 08:11 AM IST

    Iran pushes nuclear deal as US lawmaker aims to stop it

    Iran's pragmatist government tried on Wednesday to sell its nuclear agreement with world powers to hardliners at home, just as a US congressional leader promised to do "everything possible" to sink the deal.

  • Will Obama shake hands with Iran's president at UN? Sep 24, 2013 04:00 PM IST

    Will Obama shake hands with Iran's president at UN?

    The Iranian supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has in the past controlled nuclear negotiations but under Rouhani, the negotiations have moved to the foreign ministry. Last week, Khamenei said his country should embrace diplomacy over militarism.

  • Oil hits nine-month high near $119 on strong China imports Feb 09, 2013 08:20 AM IST

    Oil hits nine-month high near $119 on strong China imports

    Brent oil futures hit a nine-month high near USD 119 a barrel on Friday after data showed strong growth in Chinese oil imports, rounding out four straight weeks of gains for the contract and taking its premium over US crude to more than USD 23.

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