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Iran says U.S. claims are 'childish'

Iran says U.S. claims are 'childish'

TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Iran rapped Washington after U.S. authorities accused Iranian agents of plotting to assassinate Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel al-Jubeir.
Revolutionary Guards' power grows in Iran

Revolutionary Guards' power grows in Iran

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The appointment of a top commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards as oil minister underlines the growing political and economic power of that elite force.

U.S. denies role in slaying of Iranian

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- Accusing the West for suspicious activity inside Iran is a common practice for Tehran, a U.S. official said in denying links to a slain graduate student.

Iran blames U.S., Israel for death

TEHRAN, July 24 (UPI) -- Iran's parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani Sunday condemned the assassination of an Iranian scientist blaming Israel and the United States for his death.
Iran threatens to abandon nuke deal

Iran threatens to abandon nuke deal

TEHRAN, May 24 (UPI) -- If the United States pursues new U.N. sanctions, Iran will abandon plans to ship some of its nuclear fuel to Turkey, an Iranian leader said.

U.S. backing terrorists, Larijani says

ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 11 (UPI) -- There is evidence that U.S. agencies are supporting the activities of the Pakistani militant group Jundallah, Iranian officials said in Turkey.
Larijani derides U.S. 'fraud' in Gulf

Larijani derides U.S. 'fraud' in Gulf

TEHRAN, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The speaker of the Iranian Parliament, Ali Larijani, has lashed out at the United States for beefing up its military presence in the Persian Gulf.

Iranian leader lashes out at opposition

TEHRAN, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani Tuesday blasted government opponents as blasphemous counter-revolutionaries.

Iran urges Riyadh to aim at Israel

TEHRAN, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The military of Saudi Arabia should turn its weapons on Israel rather than take on Shiite rebels battling the Yemeni government, Iranian officials said.

Iran official slams 'political chicanery'

TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Sunday an International Atomic Energy Agency resolution was the result of "political chicanery."

Iran blasts U.S. claims on Jundallah

TEHRAN, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. claims it was not supporting the Jundallah militant group responsible for attacks in Iran are unacceptable, Iran's parliamentary speaker said.

Larijani wins second term

TEHRAN, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Iranian Parliamentary Speaker Ali Larijani won his second tenure in office on Tuesday despite a conservative attempt to oust him from office.

Conservatives plan to oust Larijani?

TEHRAN, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Conservative lawmakers are suspected of launching a bid to remove Ali Larijani from his position as the head of the Iranian Parliament, officials say.

Larijani vets Cabinet picks

TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Lawmakers are examining the ideology and revolutionary background of Cabinet ministers for the next administration, the Iranian speaker of Parliament said.

Larijani acknowledges political splits

TEHRAN, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Iran's Parliament speaker confirmed differences of opinion among many conservative lawmakers in Iran as the political turmoil in Tehran escalates.
Karroubi claims inmates tortured to death

Karroubi claims inmates tortured to death

TEHRAN, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Some Iranian protesters held after June's presidential election were tortured to death in prison, one of Iran's defeated presidential candidates said.

Larijani blasts U.S., French officials

TEHRAN, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Comments by U.S. and French officials on the state of affairs in post-election Iran are a sign of failed diplomacy, the Iranian speaker of Parliament said.

Larijani denies backing Principlist Rezaei

TEHRAN, May 29 (UPI) -- Reports that Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani publicly backed Principlist candidate Mohsen Rezaei are false, the Iranian Parliament said.
Larijani re-elected as Iranian speaker

Larijani re-elected as Iranian speaker

TEHRAN, May 27 (UPI) -- Ali Larijani was elected as the speaker of the Iranian parliament, the Majlis, for a second term Wednesday, officials in Tehran said.

Larijani: Hezbollah, Hamas not terrorists

TEHRAN, May 26 (UPI) -- Iranian Parliamentary Speaker Ali Larijani continued to lash out at U.S. policy, saying neither Hamas nor Hezbollah were terrorist organizations.

Iran's Larijani lashes out at Washington

TEHRAN, May 22 (UPI) -- All options are on the table for dealing with the United States, the Iranian speaker of Parliament said.

Turkey backs U.A.E. over Gulf islands

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, April 28 (UPI) -- Turkish Parliament Speaker Koksal Toptan called on Iran to hasten its resolution of disputes with the United Arab Emirates over three Persian Gulf islands.

Larijani says Iran supports peace

TEHRAN, April 8 (UPI) -- The fundamental policy in Tehran is to support peace and stability in the greater Muslim community, the Iranian parliamentary speaker said.

Iran's Larijani arrives in Najaf

NAJAF, Iraq, March 24 (UPI) -- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani arrived in Iraq Tuesday on an unofficial visit to meet with top Shiite clerics and visit holy sites in Najaf.
Iranian speaker: No split with president

Iranian speaker: No split with president

TEHRAN, March 17 (UPI) -- Ali Larijani, speaker of the Iranian parliament, said Tuesday that there is no split between legislators and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
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