Ayatollah Khamenei

Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei warns US on sanctions

"If this sanction is implemented, this is definitely a violation of the agreement, without any doubt," Khamenei said in an address on state television.

"And they should know that the Islamic Republic will definitely react towards it."

The US Congress voted last week to extend the Iran Sanctions Act for another 10 years.

However, the Obama administration is working to stave off any additional sanctions and encouraging American companies to do business with Iran, a US official tells CNN.


Ayatollah Khamenei: Clinton and Trump prove Iran right

The theocratic head of Iran was speaking to students ahead of the anniversary of the Iran Hostage Crisis of 1979.

Khamenei said the comments Clinton and Trump had made in the presidential debates "are sufficient for the annihilation of the reputation of the United States."

He reiterated his remarks on Twitter and cast the presidential candidates' debate performances as a confirmation of what Iran had already said about the United States.