Ali Akbar Velayati



  • علی اکبر ولایتی 2017-06-22 16:33


    Quds Day symbol of Muslims’ unity against aggressors

    TEHRAN, Jun. 22 (MNA) – Leader’s senior adviser Ali Akbar Velayati described Quds Day as a symbol of unity and dignity of the Islamic Ummah against aggressors and usurpers.

  • علی اکبر ولایتی 2017-06-16 13:35

    Senate move to reinstate Iran’s sanctions breach of JCPOA: Velayati

    TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) – Head of the Strategic Research Center of Iran's Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati denounced a recent move by the US Senate to reinstate anti-Tehran sanctions.

  • ولایتی 2017-06-13 12:32

    Ample opportunities exist to develop Tehran-Stockholm ties

    TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) – Head of Strategic Research Center Ali Akbar Velayati said there are good level of cooperation between Iran and Sweden especially in the fields of economy and industry.

  • علی اکبر ولایتی 2017-06-08 17:20

    Velayati: Enemies can never damage Iran’s unity

    TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) – Leader’s senior adviser Velayati said terrorist attacks in Iran will only strengthen the country’s resolve for fighting terrorism, adding Takfiri extremist groups will pay a heavy price for the attacks.

  • علی اکبر ولایتی 2017-05-21 13:13

    Trump in region to collect money for US bankrupt economy

    TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) – Leader’s senior adviser Velayati said Donald Trump’s objective for visiting Saudi Arabia is to collect money for US bankrupt economy, voicing regret that some regional countries gift their treasuries to him.  

  • Tehran Times interview with Velayati 2017-05-07 16:43

    Velayati calls for Iran-Norway roadmap of coop.

    TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) – Leader’s senior adviser Velayati highlighted Iran and Norway’s good relations, saying a roadmap is needed to expand cooperation and remove obstacles.

  • Tehran Times interview with Velayati 2017-05-06 13:38


    Astana proposals require approval of Syrians

    TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) – Leader’s senior adviser Velayati, while pointing to recent Astana talks on Syria, said the raised suggestions had to be confirmed by Syrian people and government.

  • Iran will carry on its missile activities: Velayati 2017-05-06 12:42

    Iran values Germany's role in setting EU independent policies

    TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) – Head of Strategic Research Center Ali Akbar Velayati confirmed the Islamic Republic highly regards Germany’s role in determining Europe’s independent policies.

  • ظریف 2017-04-27 14:56

    Zarif extend condolence over martyrdom of border guards

    TEHRAN, Apr. 27 (MNA) – FM Javad Zarif said the Islamic Republic's diplomatic apparatus would spare no efforts to punish the evil terrorists in a recent clash in the county’s southeastern region by using all available diplomatic channels.

  • علی اکبر ولایتی 2017-04-21 13:18

    US, S Arabia doomed to failure in Yemen: Velayati

    TEHRAN, Apr. 21 (MNA) – Head of Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council Velayati discussed the regional developments during an address at the Islamic Azad University in Tehran.

  • ولایتی 2017-03-01 22:13

    Leader’s adviser:

    Iran not to seek permission for self-defense

    TEHRAN, Mar. 01 (MNA) – Leader’s senior international adviser has said country’s missile program has sought purely defensive ends.

  • ولایتی 2017-02-15 20:30


    Sectarian divisions violate Iraq’s policy of unitary state

    TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) – Leader’s senior adviser has told an Iraqi Kurdish official that dividing Iraq in sectarian lines would undermine official policy of the country in seeking unity of all ethnic and religious groups.

  • ولایتی 2017-02-15 18:27


    Iran not to be intimidated by Trump remarks

    TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) – Head of Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council has implied national reconciliation would not be an option when there is no clash of interests among the public.

  • علی اکبر ولایتی 2017-02-06 10:40


    'US judiciary wise to halt Trump’s order'

    TEHRAN, Feb. 06 (MNA) – Head of Strategic Research Center Ali Akbar Velayati said halt of Trump's immigration order by a federal judge was a wise measure.

  • velayati 2017-02-06 09:30

    Velayati calls on UN to stop foreign intervention in Iraq

    TEHRAN, Feb. 06 (MNA) – Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, conferred on regional developments with senior adviser to Iran’s Leader Ali Akbar Velayati on Sun. in Tehran.

  • علی اکبر ولایتی 2017-02-03 17:54

    US nation unhappy with Trump’s extremism

    TEHRAN, Feb. 03 (MNA) – The Head of Strategic Researches Center at Iran’s Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati addressed the media after receiving the visiting Armenian defense minister in Tehran on Thursday.

  • velayati 2017-01-24 16:09

    ISIL to lose last base in Iraq with liberation of Mosul

    TEHRAN, Jan. 24 (MNA) – Senior adviser to Leader Ali Akbar Velayati while comparing Iraq’s Mosul to Syria’s Aleppo, said if Mosul is liberated, ISIL terrorists will lose their last base in Iraq.

  • دستخط رهبر انقلاب 2017-01-20 11:52

    Velayati replaces late Hashemi as head of Azad Uni.

    TEHRAN, Jan. 20 (MNA) – By Leader Ayat. Khamenei’s decree, Ali Akbar Velayati has been appointed to the head of Islamic Azad University’s board of founders, a position previously held by late Ayat. Hashemi Rafsanjani.

  • Velayati seeks closer Iran-Russia co-op in Syria 2017-01-18 16:03


    Reactionary regimes to be excluded from Astana meeting

    TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) – Senior adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution has said the US has no right to participate in Astana meeting, since it had been arming terrorists in Syria.

  • velayati 2017-01-18 13:16


    Iran adamantly against US presence in Astana talks

    TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) – Leader’s senior adviser Velayati, while pointing to role of US in equipping terrorists in Syria, said Iran was strenuously opposed to presence of Americans in upcoming Astana talks on Syrian situation.

  • کنفرانس خبری نوری المالکی 2017-01-03 11:31

    Nouri al-Maliki:

    Tehran visit aims at dealing with potential risks after ISIL

    TEHRAN, Jan. 03 (MNA) – Former Iraqi prime minister and current VP said Tue. that his visit to Tehran aimed at conferring with Iranian officials on how to deal with possible threats following ISIL elimination in Iraq.

  • مصاحبه با دکتر ولایتی 2017-01-01 14:46


    No terrorists invited to Astana meeting on Syria

    TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) – Leader’s senior adviser Velayati said Syrian FM’s Sun. visit aimed at holding consultations with ‘strategic friends’ ahead of Astana meeting, adding talks will be held with those rebels who respect Syria’s legitimate sovereignty.

  • velayati 2017-01-01 11:27


    Tehran, Damascus enjoy strategic ties

    TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) – Leader’s senior adviser Velayati deemed Aleppo liberation a strategic victory as it was dubbed a remarkable triumph by friends and foes.

  • Velayati 2016-12-27 10:25


    Iran safe haven for Muslims

    TEHRAN, Dec. 27 (MNA) – Leader’s senior adviser Velayati lamented that Islamic countries suffer from lack of efficient politicians and security calling Iran the safe haven for Islam.

  • علی اکبر ولایتی 2016-12-23 15:26

    No hope for US win in Syria

    TEHRAN, Dec. 23 (MNA) – After the landslide victory of the Syrian government over terrorists in Aleppo, Ali Akbar Velayati, the Leader’s foreign affairs aid met with Adnan Hassan Mahmoud, the Syrian envoy to Tehran, on Thursday.

  • مصاحبه با دکتر ولایتی 2016-12-21 11:06


    US weaponry in Europe deleterious

    TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (MNA) – Leader’s senior adviser Velayati said majority of America’s combative equipment placed in Eastern and Central Europe is unfavorable to these areas and makes peace unattainable.

  • velayati 2016-12-18 15:52


    Aleppo success critical, but still insufficient

    TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) – Leader’s senior international adviser has said Iran and Russia should work with more coordination to tackle overtake of other cities than Aleppo by Takfiris.

  • velayati 2016-12-14 13:25


    Rouhani’s order on ISA not to be Iran’s last measure

    TEHRAN, Dec. 14 (MNA) – Leader’s senior adviser Velayati said President Rouhani’s orders to FM Zarif and AEOI Head Salehi in response to renewal of Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) by the US were first but not last measures to be taken by Iran.

  • velayati 2016-12-12 14:09


    Britain seeks profitable market for its ‘useless weapons’

    TEHRAN, Dec. 12 (MNA) – Leader’s senior adviser has said Britain has been a US follower in Middle East, lacking any original line of policy of their own.

  • velayati 2016-12-06 15:18


    De Mistura ‘sought disintegration of Syria’

    TEHRAN, Dec. 06 (MNA) – Leader’s senior international adviser has said UNSG envoy to Syria was working to facilitate disintegration of Syria.