• Saudi Arabia is accountable for the tragedy in Mina

    Saudi Arabia is accountable for the tragedy in Mina

    2020-09-26 11:20

    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.

  • How to stop the Zionist regime from occupying the West Bank

    How to stop the Zionist regime from occupying the West Bank

    2020-05-29 00:04

    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.

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

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

    2020-06-08 15:41

    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.