Sunday, July 21, 2019 05:05

Ahmad Khatami

Tehran Imam condemns Paris attack, partly blames West

The Tehran Friday Mass Imam condemned the deadly attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris this week, saying: "we firmly condemn the terrorist attack in France and Confirm that Islam does not permit the killing of innocent people whether they are in Paris, in Syria, in Iraq, in Yemen, in Afghanistan or in Pakistan." » read more

Rohani responds to critical Imams

Iranian President Hassan Rohani responded to the attacks against him by the Tehran and Mashhad Friday Mass Imams, saying “Some are constantly concerned with people’s religion and the judgement day without expert knowledge of either.” » read more

Hardliner rejects Rohani’s hands-off approach

The Tehran Friday Mass Imam and Islamic Republic hardliner Ahmad Khatami took a jab on Friday at President Hassan Rohani’s statements about avoiding government interference in people’s private lives. » read more

Iranian cleric sees failure at peace talks without Iran

An Iranian senior cleric and member of the Assembly of Experts, Ahmad Khatami, has predicted that without Iran at the table, the Geneva 2 talks are bound to fail. » read more

Candidates criticized for debate comments

Iranian media and some top political figures have condemned presidential candidates for painting a dim picture of the state of the country. » read more

Conservative denies Supreme Leader directed voters

Iranian hardliner Ahmad Khatami has denied that Iran’s Supreme Leader ever directed the public to vote for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the last presidential election. » read more

Official requests patience over prices

Ahmad Khatami, a senior member of Iran’s Assembly of Experts, is urging Iranians to show patience in the face of rising prices. » read more

Controversy surrounds idea of opening U.S. talks

Tehran’s Friday Mass Prayer Leader Ahmad Khatami said today that only Iran’s Supreme Leader can decide whether to establish talks with the United States. » read more

Message of defiance at Friday prayers

Tehran’s Friday Mass Prayer leader Ahmad Khatami told worshippers today that the EU oil embargo will result in serious difficulties for participating countries. » read more

Hardline cleric slams reformist move to boycott elections

Hardliner Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami used his Friday sermon to condemn reformist calls for an election boycott, saying it is in stark opposition to Ayatollah Khomeini, the deceased leader of Iran’s 1979 Revolution. » read more