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Topic - Ali Larijani
Iran's supreme leader is supposed to be many things in the eyes of his followers: spiritual mentor, protector of the Islamic revolution, a moral compass above the regular fray. Political referee is not among them. Yet that is the unfamiliar role Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has adopted as the political mudslinging gets heavier ahead of elections in June to pick a successor to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
A bomb blast in a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus killed four people and seriously wounded a member of a faction that has backed Syrian President Bashar Assad in the country's bitter civil war, activists said Friday.
Iran lashed out Friday at Turkey for requesting NATO to supply it with Patriot surface-to-air missiles to deploy along the border with Syria, denouncing the step by Ankara as counterproductive.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said the contract for delivery of the powerful S-300 air-defense missiles to Iran was concluded before the U.N. Security Council approved new sanctions last month.
"The contract for Russian S-300 missiles was concluded before last U.N. Security Council [resolution]. It is an old contract; therefore, it has nothing to do with the ... [new] resolution. Moreover, it is a defensive weapon," Mr. Larijani told reporters on a visit to Damascus.