Iran’s judiciary chief refuses to speed executions

Iran’s judiciary chief says he will not give in to political pressure to speed up the execution of opposition activists. Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani says some in the ruling hard-line establishment are pushing the judiciary to step beyond the law in the crackdown on the opposition. In December, hard-line government supporters attending street rallies called for […]

Larijani: Iran does not conceal its support for Hamas & Hezbollah

Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the Islamic Republic supports Lebanon’s Hezbollah and the Palestinian Hamas movement. “The Islamic Republic of Iran supports Hezbollah and Hamas because they are defending their countries’ territories,” IRNA quoted Larijani as saying on Thursday. He noted that some countries claim that these movements are terrorists and object Iran’s support […]