Ultimate power still lies with the Supreme Leader.
Iran and Russia further bind their ties—one an authoritarian regime claiming Divine sanction, the other an authoritarian regime promoting nationalist chauvinism, both of them sworn enemies of Western democracy.
The Islamic Republic is fearful of an Israeli presence on its northwest border, in addition to the presence of Turkish-backed Sunni operatives sent to help the Azeris, a former National Security Council member tells JNS.
It came after another tweet by Iran’s Supreme Leader criticizing France for allowing free speech that allows insulting the prophet Muhammad.
Iran’s Supreme leader decried the UAE normalization deal blaming Jared Kushner for colluding with Israel as well as cruelty towards the “Palestinians”
The Americans won’t stay in Iraq and Syria; they’ll be expelled.
At least 9,000 have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, and 429 have died. Unofficial estimates suggest a figure of 1 million who have been affected by it. And yet, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called the virus “a blessing.”
Last week, the US deployed an aircraft carrier – the USS Abraham Lincoln – to the Persian Gulf in a move Iran characterized as “psychological warfare.” The US decision was reportedly made after Israel’s Mossad intelligence services warned about a possible plot by Iran to attack US interests in the Gulf.
Blaming Israel and Netanyahu specifically for the listing has now been Zarif’s main talking point within the last day.
On February 8, 2019, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei delivered a speech on the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Islamic Revolution.