Look who’s talking. Ayatollah Khamenei

How do you read a public statement of Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, why do you think he felt it was needed to lead Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time since 2012? Read few comments.

Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Credit: http://english.khamenei.ir/

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Where could Iran’s nuclear program be heading?

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The killing of General Qasem Soleimani: What’s (perhaps) next for US-Iran relations?

The US said the death of General Qasem Suleimani should deter Tehran from future attacks on American assets. But Iran vows revenge over his killing. So in your opinion, what’s next? Another escalation that could perhaps lead to full scale war? Or maybe something less dramatic, and why? Read few comments.
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What’s next after attacks on Saudi oil facilities?

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tehran was behind damaging drone attacks on two Saudi oil facilities but Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels said that they had carried out the attacks. From what we know what is your reading of a situation, and in your opinion what does the attacks mean for already very tense US-Iran-Saudi Arabia relations? Read few comments.
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Could US-Iran relations erupt into a military conflict?

How much we should be worried about the continuing escalation between the US and Iran? Do you see any indications that the current situation might lead to some military action (from any side), or you perhaps see this less dramatically? Read few comments.
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US declares Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization. Where could this lead?

As the U.S. labels Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a foreign terrorist organization how do you read this move? Is it justified and do you think that Iran will react somehow as it will put some additional pressure on the regime? Read few comments.
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Where will Pompeo’s 12 demands for Iran lead us?

The US secretary of State Mike Pompeo has set out 12 demands for Iran. Do you think it is realistic to base conversation with Tehran on those 12 demands, or not, and do you think that US can find some support for demands among European allies? Read few comments.
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What’s next for Iran deal?

Does President Donald Trump’s decision on Iran deal mean the end of the deal, and what’s next for relations with Iran? Read few comments.


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Iran: What do protests (probably) mean?

We still do not know much about any organizational structure (if there is any) but it seems Iran protests are quite widespread. How do you read this, what does it mean for the regime? Read few comments.


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A war is coming?: What’s next for Lebanon

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warns against Lebanon proxy wars. So how do you assess a possibility of an open war in Lebanon, and what kind of war – who against whom? Read few comments.
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