Ayatollah Khomeini

5 Stories

Ex-Spy: Iran, Not Libya, Ordered Lockerbie Bombing

Attack was 'revenge for downing of Iranian plane'

(Newser) - The Libyan convicted of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 went to his grave protesting his innocence —and new evidence suggests he was telling the truth and it was actually Iran behind the Lockerbie attack, an al-Jazeera investigation finds. A former Iranian intelligence officer is among the... More »

Obama: We Must Talk With Iran

President touches on Syria, Egypt, Israel/Palestine in wide-ranging UN speech

(Newser) - President Obama is directing John Kerry to pursue fresh negotiations with Iran, the commander in chief announced today in a wide-ranging UN speech that also dealt extensively with the US position on Syria and other parts of the Middle East. Obama said that statements from President Rouhani and Ayatollah Khamenei... More »

Ahmadinejad Retreats in Ayatollah Feud

President appears to be losing power struggle with supreme leader

(Newser) - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will not attend an OPEC summit next month, noteworthy only because it's being read as a signal that he's losing his power struggle with the nation's supreme leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, reports the New York Times . Ahmadinejad had announced earlier this month that he would go... More »

Ahmadinejad: US Should Disarm First

He calls Americans hypocrites at rival nuclear summit

(Newser) - Iran held its own nuclear summit today and delivered a clear message to the US: Right back at ya. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for worldwide destruction of nuclear weapons and said the best place to start is with the US arsenal, reports the Washington Post . The demand drew applause from representatives... More »

Shadowy Militia Is First Line of Defense for Iran Regime

(Newser) - The Iranian regime’s first response against pro-Mousavi protesters last week was not the Revolutionary Guard but its volunteer branch, the Basij militia, CNN reports. Iran says the militia, created by the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979, numbers 12 million; the actual count is probably a smaller—but still effective—300,... More »

5 Stories

AROUND THE WEB