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Iran leader backs petrol price hike that sparked protests

Iran leader backs petrol price hike that sparked protests

Iran's supreme leader on Sunday threw his support behind a decision to impose petrol price hikes and rationing, a move that sparked angry protests in the sanctions-hit country.

Iran's Khamenei renews ban on talks with US

Iran's Khamenei renews ban on talks with US

Iran will maintain its ban on talks with the United States, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday

Iran leader urges Iraq to demand US withdraw troops

Iran leader urges Iraq to demand US withdraw troops

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on Iraq to demand US troops leave "as soon as possible", warning that Washington is plotting to remove the Iraqi government.

Khamenei urges Iran's military to "scare off" enemy

Khamenei urges Iran's military to "scare off" enemy

State televison showed Ayatollah Ali Khamenei watching drills by navy cadets and contacting the commander of naval forces Iran has sent to the Gulf of Aden.

Khamenei says war unlikely but wants defences boosted

Khamenei says war unlikely but wants defences boosted

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday war was unlikely but called on Iran's armed forces to boost their defence capacities.

Iran has foiled plot to use protests to overthrow system -Khamenei

Iran has foiled plot to use protests to overthrow system -Khamenei

Iran has foiled attempts by its foreign enemies to turn legitimate protests into an insurgency to overthrow the Islamic Republic, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday.

Iran's leader blames enemies for unrests as death toll rises

Iran's leader blames enemies for unrests as death toll rises

Iran's Supreme Leader on Tuesday accused the country's enemies of stirring unrest as the death toll from anti-government demonstrations that began last week rose to 21.

Khamenei says Iran will "shred" nuclear deal if US quits it

Khamenei says Iran will "shred" nuclear deal if US quits it

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran would stick to its 2015 nuclear accord with world powers as long as the other signatories respected it, but would "shred" the deal if Washington pulled out, state TV reported.

Iran's Khamenei says next president should be less engaged with West

Iran's Khamenei says next president should be less engaged with West

Iran's supreme leader called on presidential candidates on Tuesday to champion economic self-sufficiency, further distancing himself from Hassan Rouhani's policy of opening to the West and seeking foreign investment.

Iran leader backs liberation from Israel 'tumour'

Iran leader backs liberation from Israel 'tumour'

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on Tuesday for the "complete liberation" of Palestine from the "tumour" of Israel, renewing his regime's refusal to recognise Israel's right to exist.

Iran supreme leader: Bahrain's move against top cleric risks violence

Iran supreme leader: Bahrain's move against top cleric risks violence

Iran's supreme leader has blasted as "foolishness" a decision by Bahrain's leaders to strip a top Shia Muslim cleric of his citizenship, and said it could provoke violence from Shias, who make up the majority in the Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom.

Khamenei says US, 'evil' Britain can't be trusted - state TV

Khamenei says US, 'evil' Britain can't be trusted - state TV

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday Tehran had no intention of cooperating on regional issues with its main enemies, the United States and "evil" Britain, state TV reported.