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  • 2020-11-10 16:19

    Op-Ed

    American human rights: The Guantanamo Prison

    The concept of human rights has always been a popular topic for human beings. Such popularity and influence has led to some countries, mostly the US, misusing and exploiting this term in the media and international relations. The following Op-Ed, published by Khamenei.ir, looks at the US’s Guantanamo Prison from a human rights perspective.

  • 2020-11-05 19:38

    The Karabakh dispute and Imam Khamenei’s rational position

    On his November 3rd speech on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), Ayatollah Khamenei—the Leader of the Islamic Revolution— mentioned the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia and stressed that the Azerbaijani land should be freed while the safety of its Armenian citizens must be secured. In this regard, Dr. Mohsen Pakaeen, Iran’s former ambassador to Azerbaijan has addressed the issue in an op-ed piece.

  • 2020-10-08 20:18

    Op-Ed

    The Arbaeen Walk challenges many of today’s clichés

    The lives of contemporary human beings are governed by a set of cultural frameworks which label individual well-being to be the first priority in a human being's life. These same cultural principles have inevitably led to a substantial portion of the world’s population living in dire poverty and distress. The Arbaeen Walk, which takes place annually in the second month of the Islamic calendar, brings serious challenges to such cultural clichés and their consequences. In this regard, Khamenei.ir is publishing the following Op-Ed.

  • 2020-10-08 11:17

    Op-Ed

    The Arbaeen walk: An introduction

    Especially in recent years, the Arbaeen Walk has turned into a magnificent phenomenon. But due to certain reasons, it has not received the attention it deserves from the international mainstream media. In the following article, Khamenei.ir has introduced and shed some light on some of the dimensions of this historic event in the Islamic community and even the world.

  • 2020-10-03 11:07

    The elderly deserve respect

    On the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons, Khamenei.ir is publishing an Op-Ed which attempts to analyze the mistreatment of elderly people now and in the past, especially during times of crisis. It also endeavors to provide a lasting solution for maintaining a deep respect for the elderly.

  • 2020-09-29 13:05

    Op-Ed

    Two nations who have always been friends

  • 2020-09-26 11:20

    Saudi Arabia is accountable for the tragedy in Mina

    On the anniversary of the martyrdom of a number of Haj pilgrims in the tragedy of the stampede in the area of Mina in Mecca, Khamenei.ir is publishing an Op-Ed that discusses different aspects of this incident.

  • 2020-09-21 13:29

    A Just Peace; more inclusive and lasting

    Owing to the significant role the concept of “peace” plays in the lives of human beings from varying cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, Khamenei.ir on the occasion of the International Day of Peace publishes an Op-Ed which attempts to provide a critical analysis as to the present status of “peace” in the world and also explains Ayatollah Khamenei’s concept of “A Just Peace.”

  • 2020-09-15 11:36

    Op_Ed

    Religious Democracy: An Introduction

    The following Op-Ed article, published by Khamenei.ir, is an attempt to provide some basic insights as to the concept of “religious democracy”; the very concept on which the foundation of the Islamic Republic of Iran is based.

  • 2020-09-13 11:30

    Op-Ed

    Freedom of expression; the French style

    Following the controversial and insulting republishing of the cartoons of the Prophet of Islam (pbuh) by Charlie Hebdo magazine and France’s refusal to condemn this act, Khamenei.ir publishes an Op-Ed analyzing the issue within the context of “freedom of Expression” in Western civilization.

  • 2020-09-11 15:48

    Op-Ed

    9/11: War on terrorism or war via terrorism

    On the occasion of the anniversary of September 11 and the attacks on the Twin Towers, Khamenei.ir publishes an Op-Ed discussing the effects of this incident on the U.S. Foreign Policy.

  • 2020-09-05 16:28

    The U.S. is empty-handed

    The outcome of the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) joint commission meeting, held in Vienna on September 1, 2020, was a coup de grace on the US unilateral policies and proved that the US, no longer, has the right to use the trigger mechanism. In this Op-Ed, the author focuses on this issue.

  • 2020-09-01 11:20

    Op-Ed

    MEK terrorists: The Saudis and US’s adopted children

    The Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization is one of the terrorist groups that has carried out the largest number of terrorist attacks against the Iranian people and government. This Op-Ed, which is being published in khamenei.ir, is a brief report of the crimes of this group and the history of the support it has received from the United States, European governments and Saudi Arabia.

  • 2020-08-31 12:46

    Ashura and Iran's foreign policy

    Imam Hussein’s (pbuh) movement and Ashura have always been a source of inspiration for both the formation and the development of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Without a doubt, Iran’s approach to their foreign policy should be based on the values of Imam Hussein’s cause. The following Op-Ed attempts to analyze and shed some light on this matter.

  • 2020-08-23 10:29

    Op-Ed

    Hezbollah, Identity of Lebanon

    Recent events in Lebanon along with some European countries’ greed for colonization of this country, have put Lebanon in a critical situation. The following Op-Ed explains Hezbollah's capacity and role in strengthening Lebanon's national identity and security in the West Asian region.

  • 2020-08-18 11:52

    Op-Ed

    Disinformation Politics against Iran

    The word "distortion" means turning words around and changing their meanings from their original places. The opposite of "distortion" is "correction." One of the most important methods the party of falsehood has always used against the party of truth has been the use of the tool and technique of "distortion." Today, the development of the technology used by the media has caused the role of this “current of distortions” to become even bolder. In order to explain this phenomenon in relation to the Islamic Republic of Iran, this Op-Ed has described this method and its relation to the Islamic Republic of Iran here in Khamenei.ir.

  • 2020-08-17 14:31

    UAE will regret it

    On August 13, 2020, the Israeli regime and the United Arab Emirates announced a deal to normalize relations. This article examines the causes and consequences of this event.

  • 2020-08-01 18:09

    What the U.S. leaves behind!

    Following Imam Khamenei's speech concerning the destructive, harmful presence of the United States in other countries, Khamenei.ir is publishing the following Op-Ed:

  • 2020-07-13 16:43

    When did Imam Khomeini let out the cry of "Black Lives Matter"?

    One of the stated goals of the Islamic Revolution of Iran led by Imam Khomeini in 1979 was to fight against racism and to support people of color. What did the Islamic Revolution do to prove this claim? Did Imam Khomeini fulfill his promise? These issues have been examined in an op-ed written for Khamenei.ir.

  • 2020-07-12 13:56

    Iran’s economic strategy in confronting sanctions

    From the time of its formation until today, the Islamic Republic of Iran has always been subject to harsh economic sanctions by the arrogant powers. The present article examines Iran’s strategy – i.e. an economy of resistance – to confront and nullify the effect of sanctions.

  • 2020-06-21 11:38

    What are the opinions of Iranian leaders about the environment?

    This article has attempted to review the Islamic viewpoint regarding the environment as well as the opinion and actions Imam Khamenei has taken regarding the environment.

  • 2020-06-08 15:41

    Op-Ed

    Iran-Venezuela alliance: The collapse of the system of sanctions without negotiating with the U.S.

    Two months ago, five Iranian oil tankers by the names of Petunia, Forest, Faxon, Clavel and Fortune left Iran for the Caribbean Sea. The last of them entered Venezuelan waters on the 1st of June, 2020. These oil tankers were carrying 1,520,000 barrels of gasoline and diesel fuel as well as a shipment of catalyst. There was also a team of Iranian engineers and specialists from the oil industry on board heading for Caracas. This event can forge a strategic partnership between Tehran and Caracas if it is continued and expanded to other areas. It also offers a glimpse into the type of relations that can be established between countries which are under U.S. sanctions with the central aim of circumventing sanctions. Why is this joint initiative by Iran and Venezuela important? What message does it send to both the U.S. and to countries under U.S. sanctions? Can this joint initiative be considered the beginning of a new era in the international system, in which unilateral sanctions lose their effectiveness and validity as a tool in U.S. foreign policy? These are questions this Op-Ed will answer.

  • 2020-06-06 12:55

    Khomeini for All

    On the occasion of the anniversary of the demise of Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, the author will discuss some of the dimensions of Imam Khomeini's character and the solution presented by that social and political leader to resolve humanity’s current problems in this short article written for www.Khmenei.ir.

  • 2020-06-01 10:43

    Nationwide arming of Palestinians, the definitive solution to the liberation of Palestine

    More than 70 years have passed since the occupation of Palestinian lands. During these years, many efforts have been made on different fronts, particularly on the political front, to take back Palestine from the clutches of the occupiers. However, every effort has failed to restore the occupied territories for one reason or another. Although the Zionists have continuously tried to annex the Gaza Strip and the West Bank to the occupied lands and many incursions have been carried out against these territories, what has obviously prevented the success of all these incursions is a process that started with the Intifada and the military confrontation using rocks and bottle bombs, and today it has led to a confrontation with rockets and even missiles. In this Op-Ed, the author investigates the role of the armed resistance in the fight against the usurping Zionist regime.

  • 2020-05-30 18:21

    Which final solution?

    More than two decades ago, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution put forth a logical solution to the issue of Palestine, one that is based on international law, “Conduct a referendum among all the original people of Palestine, including Muslims, Christians and Jews, to decide the political system of Palestine.” This solution has been repeated so many times in his speeches in recent years and in the statements of other officials of the Islamic Republic that it has come to be known as “the official initiative of the Islamic Republic for resolving the issue of Palestine.”

  • 2020-05-30 12:02

    The Coronavirus: The response of Western families vs. Muslim families

    The word “Covidivorces,” which refers to divorces resulting from Covid-19, is a new term that has recently been added to dictionaries.[i] Covidivorces is defined to be a kind of divorce that comes about in today’s world due to issues arising from the coronavirus. Based on a Euronews report, the first instance of this kind of divorce was registered between a couple in New York this year on the 27th of March. Later on, China and France expressed concern about this being a crisis. A few weeks later, the French government announced that in the wake of the orders to stay at home, domestic violence had increased by 32 percent. The government assigned specific hotels to host the victims of this kind of violence. Eventually, after this crisis had spread throughout the world, the U.N. Secretary General called for support for women and children during the quarantine.[ii] The Economist reported about America that although other crimes have decreased these days, domestic violence has increased significantly.[iii] These reports are small examples of the thousands of reports, statements and expressions of concern in this regard, which circulate in news sites and official news networks, and they strengthen the idea that the coronavirus has challenged the foundation of the family institution. In this Op-Ed, the author investigates the reasons behind this crisis:

  • 2020-05-29 00:04

    How to stop the Zionist regime from occupying the West Bank

    After the announcement that the city of Bayt al-Muqaddas (Jerusalem) is the capital of the occupying Zionist regime and the subsequent relocation of the U.S. embassy to this Palestinian city did not draw a decisive response from the global community and the world of Islam, in the second step, the Zionist regime attempted to put a veneer of legitimacy on the occupation of the Golan Heights by way of U.S. recognition of this occupation. Now, in the latest step, it has tried to legalize the annexation of the West Bank by making it a law in the Knesset. The chain of actions aimed at occupation by the Zionist regime is moving in a direction that further proves to the world the regime’s lack of respect for international commitments. Having started with this introduction in this Op-Ed, there is first a review of the various dimensions of the plan to annex the West Bank to the bogus country of Israel, and next the consequences of this plan for the Palestinians and the region at large have been described. At the end, this article discusses the solution to this problem.

  • 2020-04-22 12:14

    Op-Ed

    Truths about the IRGC, which the mainstream media doesn’t want you to know about

    The Domineering Powers are trying to portray a distorted image of the IRGC to the world and to prevent its activities by imposing sanctions on it. But, what has caused other nations to choose the IRGC as a role model for mobilizing the people in their country?

  • 2020-04-12 10:15

    Op-Ed

    Capitalism during the Time of the Coronavirus

    Khamenei.ir is publishing the following op-ed, which is an analysis of why some of the so-called first world countries have proven inept to efficiently manage the present health crisis.

  • 2020-03-31 17:36

    What is the main reason behind the US’s enmity towards Iran?

     On the occasion of the 12th of Farvardin – the anniversary of the formal establishment of the Islamic Republic due to winning 98.2 percent of the votes in the national referendum in the year 1358 – Khamenei.ir is publishing the following op-ed on the status of political independence in Iran before and after the Islamic Revolution.