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Iran demands all sanctions end when nuclear deal signed

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday demanded that all sanctions on Iran be lifted at the same time as any final agreement with world powers on curbing Tehran's nuclear programme is concluded. Khamenei, th

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Iran's Khamenei backs 'good' nuclear compromise

Iran's paramount leader said on Sunday he backed a fair nuclear deal with world powers in which neither side would necessarily get everything it wanted, shoring up Tehran's negotiating team against attacks by his hardline loyalists.

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Khamenei’s operation a ‘success’

Iran's top authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has successfully undergone prostate surgery, Iranian state television said on Monday in a rare public report on the state of his health. Khamenei, 75, told state telev

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Khamenei urges Iran to boost enrichment capacity

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said his country needs to significantly increase its number of centrifuges, underlining a gap in positions between Tehran and world powers as they hold talks aimed at clinching a nuclear accord.

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Iran wrestles with tough choices in Iraq

Iran is wrestling with a complex array of historic alliances and enmities as it tries to develop a coherent response to the swift advance of hostile Sunni militants in neighbouring Iraq, said experts. Despairing of its protege Nur

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Khamenei against US intervention in Iraq

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei expressed strong opposition on Sunday to intervention in Iraq by the US or anyone else, saying Iraqis themselves could bring an end to violence there, the official IRNA news agency reported.

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Khamenei conglomerate thrived as curbs hit Iran

Seven years ago, the UN and Western powers began subjecting Tehran to steadily harsher economic sanctions. Around the same time, an organisation controlled by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei started to study how some developing economies m

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Iran supreme leader's empire 'worth $95bn'

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei controls a business empire worth around $95 billion - a sum exceeding the value of his oil-rich nation's current annual petroleum exports - a six-month Reuters investigation shows.

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Khamenei backs Rouhani on talks

Iran's supreme leader gave strong backing on Sunday to his president's push for nuclear negotiations, warning hardliners not to accuse Hassan Rouhani of compromising with the old enemy America. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's

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West intrigued by Khamenei's 'flexibility' talk

Talk by Iran's Supreme Leader of "flexibility" days before his government's debut at the UN General Assembly in New York suggests a new willingness at the highest level to explore a compromise s

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