Archiv: Khamenei

07.11.2022 - 06:46 [ ]

Russia obstructs Iran nuclear deal as the Kremlin frets over its oil income

(March 5, 2022)

Hopes had been high that international negotiators from the permanent five members of the U.N. Security Council, Germany and the EU would be able to secure a deal with Tehran on Saturday to put strict limits on Iran’s atomic work in exchange for sanctions relief for the Islamic Republic.

Such a deal would bring significant volumes of Iranian crude oil back to global energy markets in the months ahead, and that could spell trouble for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

07.11.2022 - 06:35 [ ]

Iran admits to drone delivery to Russia ‘before the war’


The minister added that Tehran’s ties with Putin are based on neighborliness and common interests, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported.

The Iranian diplomat maintained that during a conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart, Dmytro Kuleba, they agreed that Kyiv would hand over evidence of the use of those Iranian drones in the conflict. “If it is confirmed that Russia used Iranian drones in the war against Ukraine, we will not be indifferent to this issue,” Abdollahian stressed.

20.10.2022 - 17:29 [ ]

Iran has declared war on Britain and the West

Following Putin’s visit to Tehran in July, Iran offered to assist Russia with avoiding those sanctions by using its so-called “dark” fleet of oil tankers.

In return, Moscow agreed an arms deal with Iran, including the purchase of 2,400 Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones.

These Iranian kamikaze drones are now at the forefront of Vladimir Putin’s attempts to wreak havoc against Ukraine, with their participation all the more important because the Russian military is running low on stockpiles of its conventional missiles. Nor is Iran’s involvement likely to be confined to providing drones.

20.10.2022 - 17:20 [ Foaad Haghighi / Nitter ]

Despite familiar denials of wrong-doing, under a deal agreed in Moscow earlier this month with senior officials from Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Tehran has promised to provide Russia with surface-to-surface missiles as well.

20.10.2022 - 15:21 [ ]

Ukraine accuses Iran of violating UN ban on drone transfers

A letter from Ukraine’s U.N. Ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and members of the U.N. Security Council was obtained by The Associated Press ahead of a closed council meeting late Wednesday requested by Britain, France and the United States on Iran’s sale of hundreds of drones to Russia.

The three Western countries strongly back Ukraine’s contention that the drones were transferred to Russia and violate a 2015 U.N. Security Council resolution that endorsed the nuclear deal between Iran and six key nations — the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany — aimed at curbing Tehran’s nuclear activities and preventing the country from developing a nuclear weapon.

20.10.2022 - 14:37 [ ]

EU bringt wegen Drohnen Sanktionen gegen Iran auf den Weg

Eine Sprecherin der EU-Kommission sagte am Mittwoch dagegen, man habe nun genügend Beweise dafür, dass die Drohnen aus dem Iran kommen. Bereits am Montag hatte die EU Sanktionen gegen die iranische Sittenpolizei und mehr als ein Dutzend weitere Personen und Organisationen verhängt. Diese Strafmaßnahmen stehen allerdings nicht in Zusammenhang mit dem russischen Krieg gegen die Ukraine, sondern mit dem Tod der 22-jährigen Iranerin Mahsa Amini sowie der brutalen Unterdrückung von Protesten im Iran.

19.10.2022 - 05:34 [ ]

Russia’s Double Game in the JCPOA Negotiations

(January 26, 2022)

However, the Russo-Iranian dispute did not end there. Instead, unrest over Ulyanov’s comments led to the voicing of broader concerns over Russia’s “domineering policy” vis-à-vis Iran. The Kremlin’s central role in the Vienna talks has touched off widespread jabs in Iranian mainstream and social media. Given Iran’s refusal to sit one-on-one with the U.S. side, Ulyanov’s release of a photo of a December 29 meeting between Russian and U.S. diplomats concerning the Iran nuclear deal, intensified the criticism.

Pro-government conservative newspapers within Iran downplayed criticisms of the Russian negotiators, which they described as psychological warfare initiated by the U.S. and Israel.

19.10.2022 - 05:04 [ Newsweek ]

Mohammed Javad Zarif Says Russia Wants to Stop U.S., Iran Nuclear Deal in Leaked Interview


The release of the comments by Zarif set off a firestorm in Iran, where officials carefully mind their words amid a cut-throat political environment that includes the powerful paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, ultimately overseen by the country’s supreme leader. Zarif has been suggested as a possible candidate for Iran’s June 18 presidential election, as well.

Zarif’s comments might complicate talks in Vienna aimed at bringing Tehran and the U.S. back into compliance with Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

19.10.2022 - 03:53 [ Reuters ]

Iran agrees to ship missiles, more drones to Russia

Iran has promised to provide Russia with surface to surface missiles, in addition to more drones, two senior Iranian officials and two Iranian diplomats told Reuters, a move that is likely to infuriate the United States and other Western powers.

A deal was agreed on Oct. 6 when Iran’s First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber, two senior officials from Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards and an official from the Supreme National Security Council visited Moscow for talks with Russia about the delivery of the weapons.

19.10.2022 - 03:48 [ Kian Sharifi / Nitter ]

Iran’s MFA spox on Tuesday again denied that Tehran is „sending arms… to Russia to be used in the Ukraine war“. Iran has for months been denying supplying drones to Russia *to use against Ukraine*. That’s not a denial of arms sales to Russia.

22.08.2022 - 06:47 [ ]

Iran drops ‘red line’ IRGC demand for nuclear deal: Report

Tehran did not demand in its response to a proposed agreement drafted by the EU that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) be removed from a U.S. list of terrorist organizations, the news agency reported late Friday, citing a senior Biden administration official. Former President Donald Trump put the Guard on the list in 2019, after pulling out of the last nuclear accord — an action that imposed numerous sanctions on the military group.

19.07.2022 - 09:50 [ Tehran Times ]

That Iran is on nuclear threshold is not secret, says top Iranian politician

He added “Iran has the capability to build nuclear bomb but it has no decision” to do so.

Enriching uranium to 20 percent was “more difficult” but increasing it to 60 percent was done in 2-3 days.

Therefore, he said, it will not be difficult to enrich uranium to purity of 90 percent.

“We’re a screwdriver’s turn away from reaching the 90% purity,” Kharrazi remarked.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei has banned production of nuclear arms.

The former foreign minister reiterated Iran’s long-held policy, saying nuclear weapon “contravenes” Iran’s religious “beliefs” and its „security exigencies“.

However, he added, mastering the nuclear technology and having the capability to build nuclear arms is “deterrent”.

14.04.2022 - 04:43 [ Kavan Lamy / Twitter ]

Iran committing suicide right here, extremely foolish.

(12 March, 2022)

13.03.2022 - 17:43 [ @MattBoxer94 / Twitter ]

The JCPOA is dead

13.03.2022 - 17:33 [ Kavan Lamy / Twitter ]

Iran committing suicide right here, extremely foolish.

13.03.2022 - 17:21 [ Middle East Eye ]

Erbil missile attack: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard claims responsibility

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on Sunday claimed responsibility for a ballistic missile attack on Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, saying it was targeting an Israeli „strategic centre“.

Around a dozen missiles rained down on the city at 1am on Sunday morning.

01.08.2021 - 08:26 [ ]

Netanyahu in 1993: Iran will have bomb by 1999


The prime minister has been warning for over 20 years that Tehran is close to achieving its pursuit of nuclear weapons.

01.08.2021 - 07:41 [ Gregory Brew / Twitter ]

Khamenei striking a defiant, pessimistic tone in his final address to the outgoing Rouhani admin. Says that #JCPOA talks are not close to concluding, lashes out at US for not dropping sanctions, and notes US wants to commit #Iran to a new, broader deal.


16.06.2021 - 16:35 [ ]

Zwei Kandidaten für Präsidentenwahl im Iran geben auf

Die Macht des Präsidenten im Iran ist begrenzt, über ihm steht der auf Lebenszeit ernannte geistliche Führer. Der Wächterrat hatte ursprünglich sieben Kandidaten von mehr als 300 Bewerbern zugelassen – fünf Ultrakonservative und zwei Reformorientierte.

25.05.2021 - 18:42 [ ]

Vor Präsidentschaftswahl: Moderate Kandidaten im Iran ausgeschlossen

Chamenei hat laut Verfassung das letzte Wort in allen politischen Belangen und könnte daher auch eine Revision anordnen. Als Favorit gilt nun der erzkonservative Justizchef Ebrahim Raeissi, Kandidat der Hardliner. Er gilt zudem als Wunschkandidat des Establishments.

20.05.2021 - 14:19 [ BBC ]

Leading conservatives Raisi and Larijani enter Iran presidential race


Iran’s judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi and former parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani have registered to run in next month’s presidential election.

The two conservatives, who have close ties with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, are seen as the leading contenders to succeed Hassan Rouhani.

20.05.2021 - 14:11 [ ]

Supreme Leader directly intervenes in Iran’s June vote


On April 10, Khamenei told a grandson of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the late leader of the 1979 revolution, that he should not run. Hassan Khomeini, who had already chosen a well-known revolutionary catchphrase of his grandfather—”All of us together”—as his campaign slogan, had perhaps the best potential to increase turnout in the election and provide a victory to the embattled reformist-pragmatist camp.

With Khomeini out of the game, this faction convened in late April to choose alternative candidates.

14.01.2020 - 18:35 [, Iran's Supreme Leader / Twitter ]

It’s been repeated recently that Europeans have created #instex financial channel. This is more like a joke, a bitter joke. What they’re responsible to do is totally different from what they’re doing. Once again, Europeans stabbed us in the back. We can’t expect them anything.


11.10.2019 - 14:33 [ Radio Utopie ]

Der Imperiale Komplex enttarnt sich


Die Krise um den Iran und das internationale Atomabkommen könnten Russland und China bzw Putin und Xinping jederzeit lösen, in dem sie dieses einhalten und dem Iran das angereicherte Uran, sowie Öl abkaufen. Das machen sie aber nicht, obwohl sie keinen Grund haben sich an irgendwelche von den U.S.A. ausgerufenen „Sanktionen“ ohne U.N.-Mandat zu halten.

Stattdessen unterstützen Putin und Xinping den faktisch im Iran bereits laufenden Regierungsumsturz gegen Rohani durch die erzkonservativen rechten und reaktionären „Hardliner“, bei Wahrung des Regimes. Und Rohani, sowie sein Fatzke von Außenminister Zarif, entblöden sich in immer neuen Hilflosigkeiten, ohne auch nur ein Wort über die tatsächlichen Hintergründe zu verlieren.

07.08.2019 - 06:20 [ Reuters ]

China’s Iran oil imports plunge as U.S. sanctions bite


Saudi Arabia overtook Russia to become the country’s top supplier in June with 7.72 million tonnes, or 1.88 million bpd, up 84.1% from a year earlier and compared with 1.11 million bpd in May.

Arrivals from Russia reached 7.15 million tonnes, or 1.74 million bpd, up 45.5% from a year earlier and compared with 6.36 million bpd in May.

04.08.2019 - 18:53 [ Radio Utopie ]

Der Imperiale Komplex enttarnt sich

Um in der real existierenden Weltordnung auf dem Planeten Kriege, Attentate oder einen (schleichenden) Staatstreich durchzuführen oder zu vernebeln, braucht es lediglich eine entsprechend mächtige Hierarchie, sowie Individuen, die sie entweder benutzen, manipulieren oder sich hinter ihr verstecken können.

Für die einfachen Menschen abseits der jeweils herrschenden Klasse ist es wichtig zu wissen, wie sie selbst von dieser betrachtet werden.

03.08.2019 - 16:59 [ ]

How Israeli-Designed Drones Became Russia’s Eyes in the Sky for Defending Bashar al-Assad


Though Russia has been instrumental in protecting the Assad government, which appeared to be on the brink of collapse four years ago, it has also carefully cultivated a military relationship with Israel over the past decade.

After more than seven years of war, the skies over Syria are saturated with aircraft from multiple militaries and armed groups, each pursuing their own goals, including using the country as a weapons-testing ground.

14.06.2019 - 07:44 [ Japan Today ]

Iran’s supreme leader tells Abe Trump ’not worthy‘ of a reply to message

„I do not see Trump as worthy of any message exchange, and I do not have any reply for him, now or in future,“ Iranian state media quoted Khamenei as telling the Japanese premier.

29.08.2018 - 18:31 [ ]

Iranischer Führer Chamenei droht mit Ende des Atomdeals

„Wenn wir zu der Überzeugung kommen, dass es nicht unseren nationalen Interessen dient, können wir es fallen lassen.“ Die Regierung solle die Hoffnung aufgeben, dass Europa das Abkommen nach dem Ausstieg der USA retten könne.

31.07.2018 - 20:48 [ Radio Utopie ]

Amerika-Iran-Gipfel: Das Volk kann nur gewinnen

Die Gewinner eines Trump-Rohani-Gipfels würden in jedem Falle die Menschen in Amerika und dem Iran sein. Verlieren würde nur die internationale Kriegslobby.

21.07.2018 - 18:39 [ Ayatollah Khamenei ]

If Iran’s oil export is blocked, no other country in region will export oil either: Imam Khamenei

The leader of the Islamic Revolution referred to the repeated mention of unreliability of the US by Iranian officials and stated: „I have always been insisting that we cannot trust the words or even signatures of the U.S. authorities. Hence, negotiating with the US is useless.“

The leader of the Islamic Revolution regarded activation of unexploited or not properly-exploited capacities in the country as important and added: „Negotiations with Europe can go on; but we must not linger, waiting for the European pack. Meanwhile multiple necessary tasks within the country must be carried out.”

21.07.2018 - 18:34 [ ]

Atomdeal: Iran schließt neue Verhandlungen mit USA aus

„Dem Wort und selbst der Unterschrift der Amerikaner kann man nicht vertrauen“, sagte Chamenei heute bei einem Treffen mit Vertretern des iranischen Außenministeriums.

Verhandlungen mit den USA seien nutzlos und ein „klarer Fehler“, wurde auf seiner Website mitgeteilt. Chamenei hat laut Verfassung das letzte Wort in allen strategischen Belangen des Iran.

16.07.2018 - 07:44 [ Xinhua ]

Iran urges Europe to provide guarantees on commitment to nuclear deal

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said here Sunday that Europe must provide Tehran with necessary guarantees about their commitment to the implementation of the Iranian nuclear deal, Press TV reported.

16.07.2018 - 07:40 [ ]

Irans Oberster Führer bezeichnet „Diplomatie und Entwicklung der Beziehungen zu anderen Ländern“ als notwendig

Der Irans Revolutionsführer Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei sagte unter Betonung der „Notwendigkeit, Diplomatie und Beziehungen zu anderen Ländern zu entwickeln“: „Abgesehen von einigen wenigen Fällen – wie den Vereinigten Staaten – müssen Irans Beziehungen zu anderen Ländern, einschließlich des Westens und des Ostens, erweitert und weiterentwickelt werden“.

16.07.2018 - 07:37 [ ]

Iran’s Leader Calls For Support For Rohani In Face Of Fresh US Sanctions

Iran’s supreme leader has called on state bodies to support the government of President Hassan Rohani in fighting looming U.S. economic sanctions, saying America’s „conspiracy“ could be defeated, Iranian media have reported.

„I strongly believe that, if the government takes the necessary measures, it will be able to overcome problems and defeat the U.S. conspiracy,“ Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a meeting with Rohani and his cabinet ministers.

13.07.2018 - 17:28 [ ]

Russia, Caught Between Iran and Israel’s War in Syria, Looks for Allies on Both Sides

Velayati took the opportunity to censure a „rebellious“ President Donald Trump, who abandoned a historic nuclear deal with Iran and five major world powers in May. He also criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who met with Putin on Wednesday, just as Velayati arrived in Moscow. Velayati said on Wednesday that Netanyahu’s visit to Putin would not affect his own discussion with the Russian leader.