Supreme Leader of Iran
Twitter users call out the president for naming the wrong ayatollah.
President Hassan Rouhani called the sanctions against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei “outrageous and idiotic.”
The measures target Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his office.
But one expert warns the clashes "represent one of the most serious challenges to the Islamic Republic since its inception.”
Tehran blames "enemies of Iran," and President Donald Trump is inflaming tensions. But the real motive is unsolved economic, social and political grievances.
Pompeo and Cotton are close ideological allies on foreign policy and can do untold damage to U.S. national security.
After announcing his resignation in Saudi Arabia, Saad al-Hariri says he will return to Beirut and clarify his position.
"We will never accept their bullying over the nuclear deal,” Khamenei said.
There are several reasons why the JCPOA opponents’ “third option” on Iran would be unsustainable.
Hassan is seen as a pragmatist in contrast to Khamenei and his hardline allies, and officials and analysts have cast doubt on his ability to balance their demands and expectations with those of his supporters.