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U.S. has removed military option, Iranian leader says

U.S. has removed military option, Iranian leader says

TEHRAN , June 4 (UPI) --Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei proclaimed the Obama administration has removed a U.S. military option against Iran from consideration.
Ed Adamczyk
U.S. Congress passes bill banning Iranian diplomat from U.S.

U.S. Congress passes bill banning Iranian diplomat from U.S.

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress passed a bill banning an Iranian envoy to the UN from entering the United States.
Aileen Graef

U.S. officials accuse Iran of aiding al-Qaida in Syria

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. officials are alleging that Iranian intelligence is actively aiding al-Qaida fighters in war-torn Syria, even though the jihadists are battling to bring down Syrian President Bashar Assad, Tehran's key Arab ally.

Iran's Rouhani takes on Revolutionary Guards in detente drive

TEHRAN, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, faces a crucial year that could produce a historic détente between the Islamic Republic and The Great Satan to end 35 years of fierce confrontation and dramatically alter the Middle East's geopolitical landscape.

Unlike Netanyahu, Israeli generals go along with Iran deal

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Despite Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's strident denunciations of the move toward a U.S.-Iranian rapprochement and efforts by the powerful pro-Israel lobby in Washington to undo the interim agreement reached in Geneva Sunday, influential former military and intelligence chiefs think otherwise.

After Iran-U.S. deal, a changing of the Guards?

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- One of the big questions raised by the ground-breaking rapprochement between Iran and the West, and the diplomatic triumph of Iran's new reformist president, is how the Revolutionary Guards, the country's elite military force, will take to the move away from decades of ideological hostility toward the West.
West needs to heed Iran's 'kill, kill again' message

West needs to heed Iran's 'kill, kill again' message

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Following yet another senseless round of fruitless talks with Iran on its nuclear program, Tehran remains just as committed to building a nuclear arsenal as it does to killing "Alireza M."
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Why U.S. is losing Iraq and why Iran can't afford to

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- At times in U.S. history its leaders failed to "get the message" of a national security threat, suffering dire consequences as a result.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
Iranian horror movie turns reality

Iranian horror movie turns reality

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The author says he finds it far from amusing to see a U.S. president naively falling victim to such monstrous hostile intent as threatened by Iran
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
Rouhani offers talks on Iran's nuclear program

Rouhani offers talks on Iran's nuclear program

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday Iran is ready to engage in talks on its nuclear program "with full transparency."
Egyptian and Arab democracy uber alles?

Egyptian and Arab democracy uber alles?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Insanity has been described as constantly repeating the same mistake and expecting a different outcome. That characterization sadly applies to U.S. attitudes and policies toward much of what is happening in Egypt and the Arab and Islamic worlds.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Last Quds Day for President Ahmadinejad

Last Quds Day for President Ahmadinejad

TEHRAN, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he was thankful to be part of a national day against tyranny first started by the leader of the revolution.
Iran: Lessons learned

Iran: Lessons learned

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- The author's experiences in Iran can provide lessons for current policies in dealing with Tehran.
ANDRE LE GALLO, UPI Outside View Commentator
Iran's new 'moderate' president has duped the West

Iran's new 'moderate' president has duped the West

BRUSSELS, July 12 (UPI) -- How easily the West allows itself to be repeatedly duped by the religious fascist rulers of Iran.
STRUAN STEVENSON, UPI Outside View Commentator
Eight days to shape Iran's future

Eight days to shape Iran's future

LONDON, June 14 (UPI) -- This month, two major events in the Iranian political calendar will take place only a matter of days apart: Iran's presidential elections began Friday and the largest gathering of Iran's opposition movement is to take place in Paris just eight days later.
MARK WILLIAMS, UPI Outside View Commentator
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Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (L) prays as he visits the shrine of late Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Khomeini's mausoleum in Tehran, Iran on January 2008. Mostafa Khomeini, Iran's late supreme leader Ayatollah Rohollah Khomeini's grandson is seen on the right while he reads Koran. On the eve of the annual `Ten-Day Dawn' celebrations marking the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the supreme leader renewed his allegiance to the ideals of the late Imam. (UPI Photo/Iran's Supreme Leader Official website). .
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Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ayatollah As-Sayyid Ruhollah Mostafavi Musavi Khomeini (Persian: روح‌اللّه مصطفوی موسوی خمینی, Persian pronunciation: , 24 September 1902 – 3 June 1989) was an Iranian religious leader and politician, and leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution which saw the overthrow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran. Following the revolution and a national referendum, Khomeini became the country's Supreme Leader—a position created in the constitution as the highest ranking political and religious authority of the nation—until his death.

Khomeini was a marja ("source of emulation", also known as a Grand Ayatollah) in Twelver Shi'a Islam and like other senior shi'a clerics has written many books, but is most famous for his political role. In his writings and preachings he expanded the Shi'a Usuli theory of velayat-e faqih, the "guardianship of the jurisconsult (clerical authority)" to include theocratic political rule by the Islamic jurists.

He is the author of more than 40 books mainly on mysticism, philosophy, and Islamic jurisprudence most of which were written before revolution. After his death, a book of poetry was published under his name. He was arrested in 1963 for 10 months and banished in 1964 for near 15 years for his speeches against the Capitulation (treaty) approved by the Shah regime.

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