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

Iran's Khamenei hails 'resistance' of Syria's AssadTehran (AFP) – Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the last say on all state matters, on Thursday praised Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for his "resistance" after seven years of war.



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Top adviser to Khamenei says Iran's regional influence 'inevitable': Fars

Top adviser to Khamenei says Iran's regional influence 'inevitable': FarsBy Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) – The top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday the country’s leadership had no intention of reining in its influence across the Middle East despite U.S. pressure to do so, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. U.S. President Donald Trump, who sees Iran as a rising threat to regional stability in the Middle East, has pledged to work with Gulf Arab states and Israel to curb what they say are Tehran’s attempts to extend its influence in the region.



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

Iran has foiled plot to use protests to overthrow system: KhameneiBy Babak Dehghanpisheh BEIRUT (Reuters) – 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. “Once again, the nation tells the US, Britain, and those who seek to overthrow the Islamic Republic of Iran from abroad that ‘you’ve failed, and you will fail in the future, too.’” Khamenei tweeted. The Revolutionary Guards, the military force loyal to Khamenei, said on Sunday security forces had put an end to the unrest that it said had been whipped up by foreign enemies.



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Khamenei blames Iran's 'enemies' for unrest as US ups the pressure

Khamenei blames Iran's 'enemies' for unrest as US ups the pressureIran’s supreme leader blamed “enemies” Tuesday for unrest that has seen 21 deaths as Washington sought to increase pressure on the Islamic regime that was facing its biggest test in years. In a speech carried on state television, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei broke his silence on the protests for the first time since they erupted last Thursday. “The enemies have united and are using all their means, money, weapons, policies and security services to create problems for the Islamic regime,” the supreme leader said.



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Ayatollah Khamenei Blames Protests on 'Enemies of Iran' as 9 Are Killed in Latest Unrest

Ayatollah Khamenei Blames Protests on 'Enemies of Iran' as 9 Are Killed in Latest UnrestClashes overnight between protesters and security forces in Iran killed nine people, state television reported Tuesday, including some rioters who tried to storm a police station to steal weapons



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Iran will stand firm against any 'wrong move' by US over nuclear deal, says Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran will stand firm against any 'wrong move' by US over nuclear deal, says Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali KhameneiIran’s Supreme Leader has warned Iran would react strongly to any “wrong move” by the United States on Tehran’s nuclear accord with world powers. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s statement comes days after Donald Trump said Iran had violated the agreement’s “spirit”. “The Iranian nation is standing firm and any wrong move by the domineering regime regarding the [nuclear accord] will face the reaction of the Islamic Republic,” state television quoted the Ayatollah as saying.



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Iran's Khamenei warns U.S. against 'wrong move' on nuclear deal

Iran's Khamenei warns U.S. against 'wrong move' on nuclear dealIran will not be bullied by the United States and will react strongly to any “wrong move” by Washington on Tehran’s nuclear deal, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Iran was violating “the spirit” of the 2015 deal under which it got sanctions relief in return for curbing its nuclear program. State television quoted Khamenei as saying Iran was standing firm “and any wrong move by the domineering regime regarding the (nuclear accord) will face the reaction of the Islamic Republic.” Washington extended some sanctions relief for Iran on Thursday under the nuclear deal with world powers, but said it had yet to decide whether to maintain the agreement.



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