Ali Khamenei

Instagram Shutters Accounts of Ayatollah, IRGC Commanders

Facebook-owned social media platform Instagram announced on Tuesday it blocked the accounts of numerous Iranian officials, including commanders in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in compliance with U.S. sanctions.

A pro-government Iranian female demonstrator, makes her way as she holds a poster showing pictures of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, right, and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, at the conclusion of an annual demonstration in front of the former US Embassy in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, …

Iran’s Khamenei Tells Iraq: Eject U.S. Troops ‘as Soon as Possible’

Iran’s leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Iraq on Saturday to demand U.S. troops leave its soil “as soon as possible.” The call came after a visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi intended to enhance Tehran’s influence with its neighboring Arab country.

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers the weekly Friday prayer sermonn at Tehran University on June 19, 2009. Khamenei called for an end to street protests over last week's disputed presidential election, siding with declared winner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in his first public appearance after daily protests over the official …

Pompeo: Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Was ‘Front Man for Corrupt Religious Mafia’

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded to the resignation of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday with skepticism, describing Zarif and the secular Iranian government as a “moderate” pantomime covering for the real theocratic power in Tehran and wondering if Zarif will truly depart his post.

BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 19: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi (not pictured) during their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse on February 19, 2019 in Beijing, China. (Photo by HOW HWEE YOUNG - Pool/Getty Images)

Iran Enters Deep Recession, Admits 27% Unemployment

The government of Iran is prone to belligerent defiance about the resilience of its economy in the face of U.S. sanctions, but Radio Farda noted on Wednesday that even the dubious data officially released by Tehran depicts a country in “deep recession” with staggering unemployment rates.

Iran's saffron seeks global recognition

Iran’s Khamenei Uses #MeToo Movement to Promote the Hijab

The Jewish News reports: Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, has a solution for all the #MeToo angst — the hijab. The video he attaches to a tweet runs through a number of prominent American women describing their experience of assault.

Iran's Khamenei hails 'resistance' of Syria's Assad

Jacqueline Saper: Two Irans and One Holocaust

Perhaps the next time we hear another hateful comment about the Holocaust from an Iranian official, we can remind ourselves of the two pre- and post-revolutionary Irans.

Iran anti-Israel anti-US protest (Ebrahim Noroozi / Associated Press)