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Stories with person: Ali Khamenei
  • Discussing police, Iran president pushes against hard-liners story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 12:49 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Ahead of summer in Iran, when hard-liners want women in the Islamic Republic to be veiled and covered to their standards, the country's president is taking a stand against police enforcing morality rules.

  • Iran scraps cash handouts to its wealthiest to ease burden 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 1:13 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran has scrapped the country's wealthiest citizens off a list of people receiving monthly cash handouts in a small step toward easing the burden on the budget and freeing up more government funds, an official said Wednesday.

  • Head of Iran's Guard lashes out over Saudi 'treachery' 
    Updated: Apr-27-15 8:41 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Monday accused Saudi Arabia of treachery against the Islamic world and compared the kingdom to Israel, the official IRNA news agency reported.

  • Diplomacy out, blunt talk in as Obama gets tough on GOP story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-18-15 11:27 am

    WASHINGTON - Diplomacy is out, blunt talk is in as President Barack Obama and his White House team single out Republican lawmakers by name for criticism over their words and actions on Iran, Cabinet nominations and climate change.

  • Rouhani says Saudis will harvest hatred in Yemen 
    Updated: Apr-18-15 6:29 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani harshly criticized Saudi Arabia Saturday, warning that the Saudi royal family in Riyadh will harvest the hatred it is sowing in Yemen through its airstrike campaign.

  • Obama open to 'creative negotiations' on Iran sanctions 
    Updated: Apr-17-15 2:20 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Friday left open the door to "creative negotiations" in response to Iran's demand that punishing sanctions be immediately lifted as part of a nuclear deal, even though the initial agreement calls for the penalties to be removed over time.

  • Saudi-Iran rivalry over Yemen deepens Mideast sectarianism 
    Updated: Apr-16-15 1:19 pm

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's government insists it is not at war with Iran despite its three-week air campaign against Tehran-backed rebels in Yemen, but the kingdom's powerful clerics, and its regional rival's theocratic government, are increasingly presenting the conflict as part of a region-wide battle for the soul of Islam.

  • Conflicting takes mean tough work ahead for Iran nuke deal 
    Updated: Apr-15-15 6:22 am

    VIENNA - As negotiators prepare to start drafting a final deal to curb Iran's atomic activities, conflicting U.S.-Iran takes on key elements mean tough work ahead of a June 30 deadline.

  • AP Interview: Hezbollah leader blasts Saudi strikes in Yemen story has photos
    Updated: Apr-13-15 4:41 pm

    BEIRUT - A top leader of the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group directed a barrage of criticism at Saudi Arabia on Monday, accusing the kingdom of committing genocide with its airstrike campaign targeting Yemen's Shiite rebels and warning it will "pay a heavy price" for its involvement.

  • White House: Iran deal requires phased sanctions removal 
    Updated: Apr-10-15 4:50 pm

    PANAMA CITY - The White House pushed back Friday against declarations from Iran's leaders that any nuclear deal must include an immediate lifting of sanctions, indicating President Barack Obama will walk away from negotiations unless sanctions are removed over time.

  • Re-imposing sanctions on Iran not as easy as it might sound 
    Updated: Apr-10-15 3:29 am

    WASHINGTON - Snap back? Not so fast.

  • Turkish president visits Iran despite tensions over Yemen 
    Updated: Apr-07-15 2:07 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Iran Tuesday amid deep differences between the two nations over the conflicts in Yemen and Syria.

  • Framework for Iran nuclear deal may sideline hard-liners 
    Updated: Apr-06-15 7:07 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - As Iran's nuclear negotiators returned home with the framework of a deal with world powers, joyous revelers joked that "still, there is no whiskey" in the Islamic Republic, a jab at its theocratic government. But hard-liners here aren't laughing.

  • Obama defends Iran deal as 'once in a lifetime' opportunity 
    Updated: Apr-05-15 9:41 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama staunchly defended a framework nuclear agreement with Iran as a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" to prevent a bomb and bring longer-term stability to the Middle East. He insisted the U.S. would stand by Israel if it were to come under attack, but acknowledged that his pursuit of diplomacy with Tehran has caused strain with the close ally.