Iran's supreme leader and his rare sermon

January 17, 2020

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei his shown standing at a podium with his hand raised.

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, gestures as he delivers a Friday prayers sermon in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 17, 2020.


Official Khamenei website/handout via Reuters

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, led prayers on Friday and said in a sermon that the country has every right to flex its military muscle beyond its borders. Also, China released new data showing the country’s economy is slowing and birth rate figures are at their lowest rate in more than half a century. And, a bookseller in England is feeling the love after his tweet about not selling a single book on Tuesday went viral — now he is overwhelmed with orders.

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