Tag: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

A handout picture from the office of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei shows him greeting the crowd during a ceremony on June 4, 2018

Ayatollah Orders Iran to Prepare for Increased Uranium Enrichment

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday ordered his Atomic Energy Organization to prepare for weapons-grade uranium enrichment, bringing pressure against European powers desperate to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive after the U.S. withdrew last month.

Iranian officials denied that the death of a young man in Tehran's infamous Evin prison was linked to recent protests

Death Toll in Iran Protests Rises to 25, over 400 Still Under Arrest

According to the Iranian judiciary, around 456 people remain in jail after the crackdown against the recent popular uprising, following the release of 440 “arrested rioters” over the past few days. The judiciary counted 25 deaths during the uprising, blaming them entirely on demonstrators while laughably claiming that government security forces fired no shots because they were “ordered not to use their weapons.”

TEHRAN, IRAN - APRIL 22: An Iranian policewoman (L) warns a woman about her clothing and hair during a crackdown to enforce Islamic dress code on April 22, 2007 in Tehran, Iran. Police issued warnings and conducted arrests during an annual pre-summer crackdown, which was given greater prominence this year, …

Iranian Lawmaker: 3,700 Arrested in Protest Crackdown

Iranian lawmaker Mahmud Sadeghi said on Tuesday that around 3,700 people have been arrested during the crackdown on anti-government protesters, a number far higher than Tehran’s official count of 450.

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‘Death to the Dictator! Death to Rouhani!’: Thousands Protest the Government in Iran

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Iran over the past few days, speaking out against both the “hardline” government of the ayatollahs and the supposedly “moderate” secular government of President Hassan Rouhani. “Death to the dictator!” and “Death to Rouhani” are chants heard in at least eight Iranian cities, and the movement appears to be spreading.

Iraqi soldiers remove a Kurdish flag from a checkpoint in Bashiqa, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Iraqi forces took control of the mixed Yazidi-Christian town of Bashiqa on the northeastern outskirts of Mosul on Tuesday. Kurdish forces pulled out of disputed areas across northern and eastern Iraq a day after …

Kurdish Outlet: Shiite Militias Beheading Peshmerga in Kirkuk

The Kurdish Rudaw news service reported Wednesday on abusive and offensive behavior by the Iran-backed Shiite militia forces occupying Kirkuk, accused the U.S. military of turning a blind eye to the Iranian invasion, and, most disturbingly, accused Shiite fighters of beheading captured Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers.