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INU - On Tuesday, the Associated Press reported that Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei had recommended that a potentially divisive presidential candidate not run in next year’s race, in which President Hassan Rouhani is expected to seek reelection. Although the identity of that potential candidate was not initially disclosed by the supreme leader, it was generally understood that his comments referred to Rouhani’s predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is eligible to run again after having served two terms and taken one term off. Recently, Ahmadinejad has reportedly been touring the country, fueling rumors of his plans to return to national politics.

By INU Staff
INU - Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei spoke with his country’s Assembly of Experts on Thursday, in a meeting that reiterated the strength of anti-Western and particularly anti-American rhetoric that has been coming out of his office in the several months since the conclusion of nuclear negotiations between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group of nations.

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INU - On Friday, Reuters issued a new report on the pending execution of Babak Zanjani, a billionaire Iranian businessman who was charged with “spreading corruption” as a result of allegations that he embezzled approximately 2.7 billion dollars in oil sales conducted on behalf of the government of former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Khamenei

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INU - The Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, in a meeting with members of the Assembly of Experts on March 10 described the elimination of two of his main allies in the recent elections as a loss and described his regime as vulnerable to 10 ways of the enemy's infiltration.

NCRI- On Thursday, January 8, the state-run Tasnim News Agency, affiliated with the terrorist Quds Force, wrote in a commentary entitled “Attack in Paris consequence of France playing with fire in Syria”:

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INU- Even though President Rouhani on Sunday outlined economic objectives that seek Western investment amidst continued defiance of Western demands, CNBC reports that his further comments on the same day included consideration of possible popular referendums instead of mere parliamentary votes on crucial issues like the prospective nuclear deal, which faces a new deadline of June 30.

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