16 August 2018

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Khamenei: Presiden AS, Prancis dan PM Inggris Adalah Penjahat

KONFRONTASI-Pemimpin Tertinggi Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei mengatakan serangan terhadap Suriah oleh Amerika Serikat, Prancis dan Inggris pada Sabtu adalah kejahatan dan tidak akan mencapai keuntungan apa pun.

"Serangan fajar hari ini terhadap Suriah adalah kejahatan. Saya dengan tegas menyatakan bahwa Presiden AS, Presiden Prancis dan Perdana Menteri Inggris adalah penjahat," kata Khamenei di Twitter-nya.

Surati Khamenei, Ahmadinejad Serukan Pemilu Bebas

KONFRONTASI-Mantan presiden Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad menyerukan pemilihan presiden dan legislatif yang bebas melalui surat terbuka kepada Pemimpin Spiritual Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,

Khamenei mendukung Ahmadinejad setelah turun gunungnya ke politik memicu unjuk rasa yang membuat beberapa orang terbunuh dan ratusan ditahan sebelum pasukan Pengawal Revolusi memadamkan gejolak politik itu. Keduanya lalu pecah kongsi pada 2011 ketika Khamenei menyebut Ahmadinejad telah melewati batas kewenangannya.

Iran's leader says enemies have stirred unrest in country

KONFRONTASI-Iran’s Supreme Leader on Tuesday accused enemies of the Islamic Republic of stirring unrest across the country as a crackdown intensified against anti-government demonstrations that began last week.

Police have arrested more than 450 protesters in the capital Tehran over the past three days, the deputy provincial governor said. Protesters also attacked police stations elsewhere in Iran late into the night on Monday, news agency and social media reports said.

One member of the security forces was reported killed on Monday, bringing to at least 14 the death toll stemming from the boldest challenge to Iran’s clerical leadership since unrest in 2009.

In his first reaction to the unrest, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said: “In recent days, enemies of Iran used different tools including cash, weapons, politics and intelligence apparatus to create troubles for the Islamic Republic.”

Khamenei said on his website that he would address the nation about the recent events “when the time is right”.

He did not mention any enemies by name but Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, said the United States, Britain and Saudi Arabia were behind the recent riots in Iran.

“Saudis will receive Iran’s unexpected response and they know how serious it can be,” Shamkhani was quoted as saying by Tasnim news in an interview with Beirut-based Al Mayadeen TV.


Musa Ghazanfarabadi, head of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court, warned protesters on Tuesday that those arrested would face harsh punishment.

The semi-official ILNA news agency quoted Ali Asghar Naserbakht, the deputy governor of Tehran province, as saying that 200 people were arrested on Saturday in Tehran, 150 people on Sunday and about 100 people on Monday.

Hundreds of others have been arrested in other cities, according to agency reports and social media.

Naserbakht said the situation in Tehran was under control and police has not asked for the help of the Revolutionary Guards special forces.

Deputy Interior Minister Hossein Zolfaghari said 90 percent of the detainees were under 25-years-old, showing frustration among youths from the economic situation and lack of social freedoms.

Mehr news agency quoted a judiciary official as saying that several ringleaders of protests in Karaj, the fourth largest city in Iran, have been arrested.

Ghazanfarabadi said the detainees will be soon put on trial and the ringleaders would face serious charges including “moharebeh” -- an Islamic term meaning warring against God -- which carries the death penalty.

Iran’s judiciary chief Sadeq Larijani ordered prosecutors on Monday to “punish rioters firmly”.

The demonstrations which broke out last week were initially focused on economic hardships and alleged corruption but turned into political rallies.

Anger was soon directed at the clerical leadership that has been in power since the 1979 revolution, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the ultimate authority in Iran’s system of dual clerical and republican rule.

Iran is a major OPEC oil producer and regional power deeply

involved in Syria and Iraq as part of a battle for influence with rival Saudi Arabia.

Many Iranians resent the foreign interventions and want their leaders to create jobs at home, where youth unemployment reached 29 percent last year.

Government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said in a news conference that both protesters and the security forces should follow the law.

“People have the rights to protest but there is a difference between demonstration and riot...Even those who are confronting the rioters should act within the framework of law,” he said.

Videos on social media on Monday showed an intense clash in the central town of Qahderijan between security forces and protesters who were trying to occupy a police station, which was partially set ablaze.

There were unconfirmed reports of several casualties among demonstrators.

In the western city of Kermanshah, protesters set fire to a traffic police post, but no one was hurt in the incident, Mehr news agency said.

State television reported that protesters burned down four mosques in villages in Savadkuh County in northern Iran on Monday.

Putera Mahkota Arab Saudi Sebut Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Sebagai Hitler di Timur Tengah

Konfrontasi - Pangeran Arab Saudi Mohammad Bin Salman menyebut Pemimpin Tertinggi Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei sebagai Hitler baru Timur Tengah. Sebutan itu dicetuskan dalam sebuah wawancara dengan New York Times yang diterbitkan pada Kamis (23/11).

Kerajaan Muslim Sunni di Arab Saudi dan teokrasi Syi'ah Iran terus bersaing dalam perang dan krisis politik di wilayah Timur Tengah.

Supreme Leader Khamenei says U.S. is Iran's 'number one enemy'

KONFRONTASI-The United States is Iran’s “number one enemy” and Tehran will never succumb to Washington’s pressure over a multinational nuclear deal, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a televised speech on Thursday.

U.S. President Donald Trump broke ranks with other major powers last month by refusing to formally certify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal. Under that deal, most sanctions on Iran were lifted in exchange for Tehran curbing its nuclear work.

Khamenei Sebut Trump Tunjukkan Wajah Asli Amerika

KONFRONTASI-Pemimpin tertinggi Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei mengatakan pada Selasa (07/02) dia berterima kasih kepada Presiden Amerika Serikat (AS) Donald Trump karena sudah memperlihatkan "wajah asli Amerika."

"Kita berterima kasih kepada orang ini... dia menunjukkan wajah asli Amerika," kata Khamenei saat berpidato di hadapan perwira militer di Teheran, seperti dilansir AFP.

Iran leader rebuffs Trump's warning on missiles

KONFRONTASI-Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dismissed Donald Trump's warning to Iran to stop its missile tests, saying the new U.S. president had shown the "real face" of American corruption.

In his first speech since Trump's inauguration, Iran's supreme leader called on Iranians to respond to Trump's "threats" on Feb. 10, the anniversary of Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution. Trump had tried but failed to frighten Iranians, Khamenei said.

Iran says extension of sanctions act shows U.S. unreliable

KONFRONTASI-A U.S. Senate vote to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for 10 years shows the world that Washington cannot be relied upon to act on its commitments, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday.

Iran has vowed to retaliate against the ISA extension, passed unanimously on Thursday, saying it violated last year's agreement with six major powers to curb its nuclear program in return for lifting of international financial sanctions.

Ayatollah Khamenei Menentang Keras Pemulihan Hubungan dengan AS

KONFRONTASI-Pemimpin Spiritual Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei pada Rabu (2/11) menyampaikan penentangan terhadap pemulihan hubungan dengan Amerika Serikat, yang dibekukan pada 1980, kata jejaring resmi pemimpin Iran tersebut.

Ada wacana yang mensahkan hubungan dengan Amerika Serikat berdasarkan logika bahwa "jika kita berkompromi dengan Amerika, semua masalah di negara kita akan dapat diselesaikan".

Khamenei: Barat Penghianat, Iran Hanya Bekerjasama dengan Negara Netral

Konfrontasi - Pemimpin tertinggi spiritual Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei mengatakan, Iran tidak akan mau bekerjasama dengan negara pengkhianat seperti negara-negara Barat. Menurutnya, Iran hanya akan bekerjasama dengan negara-negara yang bersikap netral, seperti China.

"Barat tidak pernah memperoleh kepercayaan dari bangsa Iran. Pemerintah dan bangsa Iran selalu berusaha memperluas hubungan dengan negara-negara independen dan amanah seperti China," kata Khamenei paska melakukan pertemuan dengan Presiden China Xi Jingping di Teheran.