Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hits back at US claim of sham presidential vote in Iran

Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei casts his ballot. Photo: EPA

Millions of Iranians voted to choose a new president yesterday, urged by Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to turn out in force to discredit suggestions by arch foe the US that the election would be a sham.

Saturday, 15 June, 2013, 2:48am

Iran’s supreme leader rejects direct talks with US

Iranian Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Photo: EPA

Iran’s supreme leader on Thursday strongly rejected proposals for direct talks with the United States, effectively quashing suggestions for a breakthrough one-on-one dialogue on the nuclear standoff and potentially other issues.

8 Feb 2013 - 9:37am

Briefs, February 8, 2013

The baseball card showing the Brooklyn Atlantics. Photo: AP

Iran's highest authority, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, yesterday rejected an offer of direct talks made by US Vice-President Joe Biden. "Talks will not solve any problems," Khamenei said in a statement after a meeting with air force commanders. "You are holding a gun against Iran saying, 'Talks or you'll fire.' The Iranian nation will not be frightened by such threats," he added.

8 Feb 2013 - 5:08am

Iran supreme leader rejects US offer of talks

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses Iranian air force commanders during a meeting in Tehran on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rejected on Thursday a US offer to negotiate one-on-one on Tehran’s disputed nuclear programme so long as Washington continues to impose sanctions on Iran.

7 Feb 2013 - 7:53pm