The last time Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led Friday prayers at Tehran's Mosalla mosque was in February 2012, on the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic revolution and at a time of crisis over the Iran nuclear issue.
By hosting the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK) on behalf of the US, despite the group being labelled a terrorist organisation by Iran, Albania has drawn the ire of Supreme leader Ali Khamenei.
Iran's government faces street protests and harsh criticism from prominent artists, athletes and journalists after it accidentally shot down Ukrainian jetliner.
The assassination of the top Iranian general is simply the next stage in the creep of hybrid war, which sees Iran and the US battle for influence and each try to bend the other to its will.
Contrary to the Houthi claim, UN investigators suggest their evidence has increased the possibility that it was Tehran that launched the attack using long-range and sophisticated weaponry.
US-Iranian absolutism could have been mitigated had the European Union and the United Nations shown some teeth over the last two years
"We're receiving some encouraging intelligence that Iran is sending messages to those very same militias not to move against American targets or civilians, and we hope that that message continues to echo," says US Vice President Mike Pence.
Iran hits US air base in Iraq with ballistic missiles, marking a sharp surge in the US-Iran tensions.
The more likely scenarios are that Tehran would revert to nuclear enrichment and follow Ayatollah Khamenei’s call for 'maximum pressure' on the US.
Prices of oil jump on concerns that Iran might respond to the killing of its top general Qasem Soleimani by the United States by disrupting global supplies of energy from the Mideast.
Regional experts are ruling out the possibility of direct military conflict between Iran and the US but they also expect a strong retaliation from Tehran.
Hashd al Shaabi militiamen and their supporters withdraw from US embassy perimeter in Baghdad, a day after they stormed the premises, forcing Washington to dispatch extra troops and threaten reprisals against Iran.
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