Ayatollah Khamenei

Complaint Filed in NY Federal Court Against ‘Butcher of Tehran’ Ebrahim Raisi for ‘Crimes Against Humanity’

A civil lawsuit has been filed in federal court in New York by Iranian dissidents against Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi — dubbed the “Butcher of Tehran” — for his role as a member of the infamous 1988 “death commission” that saw some 30,000 political prisoners hanged and tortured, only weeks before the Iranian leader’s scheduled visit to the United Nations’ upcoming session in New York.

Iran's newly elected President Ebrahim Raisi speaks during his swearing in ceremony at the Iranian parliament in the capital Tehran on August 5, 2021. - Raisi takes the oath before parliament today with Iran facing an economy battered by US sanctions, a grinding health crisis and thorny negotiations on its …

EXCLUSIVE — Democrat Senator Bob Menendez: ‘Fantasy’ of Returning to Iran Deal ‘Unrealistic, Unproductive’

The “fantasy” of returning to the Obama-led nuclear deal with Iran is both “unrealistic” and “unproductive,” according to Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) who slammed the Islamic theocracy for oppressing its citizens, terrorizing countries, and undermining the “stability of the entire region,” while claiming the “overwhelming majority of Iranians have always opposed the violent tactics, extrajudicial killings and nuclear ambitions of the leaders in Tehran.”

Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, speaks during a hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Russia is likely to face "a persistent and significant insurgency" after President Vladimir Putin misjudged how his war against Ukraine would …

Iranian Official: ‘Genies’ Influenced Recent State Decisions

Some Iranian politicians consulted “genies” when making recent decisions concerning state affairs, a member of Iran’s Expediency Council, which exercises supervisory powers over all branches of Iran’s government, said last weekend, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported on Thursday.

The holy Quran with rosary beads on wooden table

Iran: ‘Global Demand’ Exists for Regime Change in U.S.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Moussavi claimed Wednesday that the world longs to see change in the “U.S. regime nature,” a response to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging “a change in the nature and the behavior of the Islamic Republic of Iran” as a result of new U.S. sanctions.

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‘We Want Water’: Renewed Water Protests Sweep Iran

Renewed water protests continued in Iran on Sunday ahead of United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, on Sunday, with calls for authorities to address the water issues and chants to replace the current government.

Iran protests in Borazjan, July 2018

Mike Pompeo: Iranians Tired of ‘Mafia’ Regime’s ‘Fake News’

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed some of the most powerful members of Iran’s expatriate community on Sunday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, during which he said, “Iranians should not have to flee their homeland to find a better life” and countered the “fake news” narrative of Iran’s regime.

U. S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Sunday, July 22, 2018, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Iran: Prosecutor Says Protesters in Grand Bazaar May Face Execution

On the same day Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei demanded judicial punishment for anyone who “disrupt[s]” Iran’s “economic security” by protesting, Iran’s judiciary head, Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani, said protesters arrested during these events could be punished “by execution.”

A group of protesters chant slogans at the old grand bazaar in Tehran, Iran, Monday, June 25, 2018. Protesters in the Iranian capital swarmed its historic Grand Bazaar on Monday, news agencies reported, and forced shopkeepers to close their stalls in apparent anger over the Islamic Republic's troubled economy, months …

‘Death to Khamenei’ Protests Enter Fourth Day in Iran

Iranians entered the fourth day of protests on Wednesday after the rial hit a record low of 90,000 rials to one U.S. dollar on Sunday. Chants calling for the death of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reportedly filled Tehran’s Grand Bazaar, the center of commerce in the bustling city, throughout the week.

In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks in a meeting with a group of members of the paramilitary Basij force in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. Iran's top leader has warned that renewal of …