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Wet-noodle diplomacy

...abject failure during the past six years.His latest attempt to placate Iran was in October when he wrote Ayatollah Ali Khamenei another secret letter. You might recall that the president's previous three pretty-please missives went unanswered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-11-26/wet-noodle-diplomacy
Seek movements' meaning

...Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party. Mr. Smock inappropriately labels OWS as supporting Hugo Chavez, Karl Marx and Ali Khamenei. On the other side, many accuse the Tea Party of racism.I highly doubt that OWS is defined by its support of a South...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2011-11-22/seek-movements-meaning
So much for charm

...expect the branch to be slapped quickly out of his hand, he hasn't been paying attention. Indeed, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei didn't just reject Obama's reaching out; he seemed to condemn it. Nothing's ever going to be good enough for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/03/24/edi_515670.shtml
Editorials
Radical Islam wants pieces, not peace

...Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah will do what it takes to derail any agreements reached. In October, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei called on Muslim countries to boycott the conference. The head of the Palestinian Hamas Party in Gaza also urged Muslim...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/12/08/let_175937.shtml
Letters
This day in the millennium -- February 17

...monitoring group, was kidnapped in southern Lebanon. He was later slain by his captors. 1989 -- Iran's President Ali Khamenei said Salman Rushdie, author of "The Satanic Verses," could save himself from a death sentence pronounced by Ayatollah...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/17/met_253597.shtml
Metro
Iran's tug of war

...Iran is Feb. 20, when elections are scheduled. If they are held then, and the supreme Islamic leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, lets reformers run a full slate of candidates, it would mark a big step in the direction of a more free, secular...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/06/edi_403555.shtml
Editorials
No moderates in Iran

...words. So far Khatami's reforms can go no further than Iran's fundamentalist Islamic religious leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, will permit. The ayatollah holds the real balance of power over parliament, courts, media, armed forces and foreign...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/09/op_312044.shtml
Opinion columns
It shouldn't happen to a dog

...hasn't yet banned music outright, it certainly isn't encouraged. Iran's supreme religious leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said last August that music is "not compatible" with the country's values.Here's another example: For years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2011-05-09/it-shouldnt-happen-do
Editorials
Cultivating its defiance

...ministry. This indicates that he is gaining influence, and has the support of rabid Islamic fundamentalist Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the real ruler of Iran. Khamenei's moral police have expanded their crackdown on public misbehavior, such as holding...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/10/29/edi_149707.shtml
Editorials
Putin's maneuvering

...Iran - the first trip there by a Russian leader since Stalin - Putin met with a real enemy: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who, under Iran's clerical rule, has the final say in all matters. Putin's trip to Iran is just the latest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/10/20/edi_148567.shtml
Editorials