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September 15, 2017 10:27 AM Reputational repair: Iran tries to capitalise on Myanmar's Rohingya crisis

The Iranian leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, made a strikingly strong statement on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar this week, berating “hypocritical” (presumably Western) governments for their double standards on human rights. Addressing a gathering of clerical students, Khamenei on Tuesday urged Muslim countries to apply pressure on the Myanmar 2

August 3, 2017 11:07 PM Iran says recent U.S. sanctions a violation of nuclear deal

The European Union has countered Donald Trump’s calls to ditch the nuclear accord, reminding his administration that it belongs to the international community. ISTANBUL—New U.S. sanctions targeting Iran are a breach of its nuclear deal with world powers and an attempt to abolish the accord, Iranian officials said Thursday, adding that the government 6

May 22, 2017 1:24 PM Rouhani says regional stability impossible without Iran

DUBAI/LONDON Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday stability could not be achieved in the Middle East without Tehran's help, responding to criticism of the Islamic Republic from U.S. President Donald Trump who is visiting the region. Trump called for a U.S. alliance with Muslim countries on Sunday aimed at fighting terrorism, singling out Iran as a major 5

May 19, 2017 5:25 AM AP Explains: Voting, governance and clerical power in Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Iranians vote Friday for the next president of the Islamic Republic, but how does that elected leader fit into the country's clerically managed government that approves candidates ultimately overseen by its supreme leader? At the heart of Iran's complex power-sharing government created after its 1979 Islamic Revolution 9

May 19, 2017 3:16 AM The Iranian presidential election: What you need to know

Voting is set to begin as Iran chooses its next president. Whether incumbent Hassan Rouhani is re-elected or not could have a significant impact on international politics. Iranians are set to vote in a presidential election could significantly shape the future of the country. Some 63,000 polling stations across the country were scheduled to open at 8 am local 10

May 17, 2017 8:09 PM What Iran's Election Could Mean For The Nuclear Deal And U.S. Relations

HuffPost talks to Iran expert Suzanne Maloney ahead of Friday's vote. Iranians will head to the polls on Friday to vote in a presidential election that could significantly shift Tehran’s domestic political landscape and its ties with foreign powers. It’s the first presidential election since Iran reached a historic 2015 agreement with six other countries 11

April 21, 2017 5:19 AM Eyewitness News — Rouhani, rival to run in Iran's presidential election

IRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and hardline rival Ebrahim Raisi were both approved to run in May's presidential election by a government vetting body, while former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was disqualified, state media reported on Thursday. The approval of Rouhani, a moderate, and Raisi, a political hardliner thought to have the backing 9

April 21, 2017 3:41 AM Former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad barred from running in Iran election

President Hassan Rouhani, 5 challengers approved by cleric-dominated panel An Iranian panel charged with vetting candidates approved the country's incumbent president and five challengers but disqualified former hard-line president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from running in next month's presidential election, state television reported Thursday. The decision 13

February 10, 2017 4:52 PM Iran’s Rouhani warns US against ‘threatening language’

* Millions of Iranians march on anniversary of 1979 Islamic revolution as a response to new US administration TEHRAN: Millions of Iranians marched on the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution Friday in what the president described as a response to the new US administration and a rejection of "threatening language". President Rouhani joined hundreds 6

January 16, 2017 2:54 PM Kenya: Iran fires shots at a drone in central Tehran

DUBAI: Iran's anti-aircraft forces fired shots at a drone on Monday that had entered the no-fly zone in the capital Tehran, a military commander was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency. Central Tehran is a no-fly zone as government institutions and the office of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei are located there. "Shots have been fired at a drone 2