Turkey

Reaction of Iranian officials to potential U.S. strike on Syria

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hojjat al-Eslam Hassan Rouhani at a meeting with Rouhani's cabinet, Tehran, August 28, 2013. (Fars News Agency)

 

The threat of a U.S. strike on Syria following the chemical weapons attack by Assad regime forces on August 21, 2013 has prompted reactions from many of the Islamic Republic's top officials. The Critical Threats Project's Iran team has compiled the most significant of these remarks. This page will be updated as new data becomes available.

IRGC Messaging: Insight into a Revolutionary Regime

IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari holds a press conference in Tehran, September 16, 2012. (Fars News)

Ali Akbar Velayati: A Window into the Foreign Policy of Iran's Supreme Leader

Ali Akbar Velayati, senior advisor for foreign affairs to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, at the Iranian Embassy in Damascus on August 9, 2010. (Getty)

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China-Iran Ties: Assessment and Implications for U.S. Policy

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Introduction

Sanctions on Iran: Reactions and Impact

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Turkey-Iran Foreign Relations

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Reaction to June 2009 Iranian Presidential Election:

In June 2009, Turkish President Abdullah Gul called Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to congratulate him on his re-election and wished Iran continued success.[1]

Pakistan-Iran Foreign Relations

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Reaction to June 2009 Iranian Presidential Election:

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