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Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, waves to the audience before giving a speech at a public gathering in the city of Mashhad, Iran, on March 21, 2014.

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Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, waves to the audience before giving a speech at a public gathering in the city of Mashhad, Iran, on March 21, 2014.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Questions Holocaust — Again

With nuclear talks between Iran and world leaders progressing, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei focused on cultural wars to come in his Nowrouz speech at the city of Mashad. Last year, Khamenei, who said he doubted if nuclear talks could...

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An Iranian woman steps on a U.S. flag outside the former U.S. embassy in Tehran on November 4, 2013, during a demonstration to mark the 34th anniversary of the 1979 U.S. embassy takeover.

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An Iranian woman steps on a U.S. flag outside the former U.S. embassy in Tehran on November 4, 2013, during a demonstration to mark the 34th anniversary of the 1979 U.S. embassy takeover.

Tehran Embassy Rally: ‘Death to America’ Means Only 1 Percent

Thousands of Iranians attended state-sponsored rallies marking the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, locally known as the “National Day of Resistance Against Global Arrogance.” Amid the ritual burning of the American flag and “Death...

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif greets fellow diplomats after listening to U.S. President Barack Obama address the U.N. General Assembly on September 24, 2013 in New York City.

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif greets fellow diplomats after listening to U.S. President Barack Obama address the U.N. General Assembly on September 24, 2013 in New York City.

Iranian Foreign Minister Snubs Israel on Facebook

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif renewed his Facebook diplomacy by penning another diary entry cheering the isolation of Israel at the United Nations. This year, Iran did not allow Israel to twist words of Iranian diplomats and play the role...

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A Jewish man comes out of a small synagogue, after prayers, on a Saturday morning, in Jubare, the old Jewish quarters of Isfahan, Iran.

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A Jewish man comes out of a small synagogue, after prayers, on a Saturday morning, in Jubare, the old Jewish quarters of Isfahan, Iran.

Tehran’s Twitter Diplomacy: Holocaust Denier Was the Last Guy

Twitter diplomacy, Tehran-style: Yesterday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wished Jews in his country and around the world a Happy New Year, sparking some optimism about a softer diplomatic style in Tehran. He was followed by the country’s foreign minister, Mohammad...

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A press conference in Tehran after the return of the capsule carrying this monkey was sent above the Earth's atmosphere on Jan. 28, 2013.

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A press conference in Tehran after the return of the capsule carrying this monkey was sent above the Earth's atmosphere on Jan. 28, 2013.

McCain’s Ahmadinejad ‘Monkey’ Line: ‘Lighten Up, Folks’

Sen. John McCain, no fan of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, probably wouldn’t mind the Iranian leader blasting off into the wherever. Nothing there is new. How he said it today, though, has rankled some, including a Republican congressman who called the jibe...

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