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TEHRAN -- Elections are scheduled in Iran for June 14, the first presidential balloting since the disputed 2009 vote. Iran’s Guardian Council, an oversight body, is expected to release the list of vetted candidates this week. The Times sought out...
TEHRAN — Iran’s next president will not be a woman. No surprise there, but a senior religious figure, Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, made it official in comments Wednesday to a group of clerics and theology students, according to the conservative...
Tags: Islam, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Feminism, Religion and Belief
TEHRAN — Iranians must wait until next week to find out who will be on the ballot in next month's presidential election, a key electoral panel said Thursday, as it continued to mull the fate of two prospective candidates who have shaken up the race....
Tags: Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Tehran (Iran), Elections, Politics
TEHRAN — The run-up to Iran's June presidential election took a dramatic turn Saturday with last-minute candidacy announcements by two controversial political figures: former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, top...
Tags: Islam, Iran, Religion and Belief, Elections, Tehran (Iran)
TEHRAN — Iranian presidential candidates began registering Tuesday for the national election next month to choose a successor to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Although there has been considerable political suspense over who will run, voter enthusiasm has...
D-Day for Iranian presidential race Tuesday, May 7 -- So many candidates, so few promising real change. More than a dozen Iranian lawmakers, former Cabinet ministers, revolutionary guardsmen and allies of Islamic leaders have thrown in their hats...
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Echoing the words of President Obama, the Iranian foreign minister reportedly said Tuesday that unleashing chemical weapons in Syria would be a “red line” for Tehran. But Ali Akbar Salehi also suggested rebels were to blame for such attacks,...
Thirty years of punishing sanctions have failed to curb Iran’s rogue behavior. Perhaps, a growing chorus of diplomats and security experts suggest, it is time for the United States to change tactics. With a presidential election in the Islamic...
TEHRAN — The reform movement that took to the streets to protest alleged vote-rigging in Iran's last presidential election has been crushed. The supreme leader has made it clear that such behavior will not be tolerated this time. But that doesn'...
WASHINGTON — The latest round of international negotiations over Iran's disputed nuclear program concluded Saturday with no sign of progress and the future of the fitful diplomatic effort uncertain. Officials from Iran and the six world powers had...
More carrot, less stick. That’s the advice of some nonproliferation experts for the United States and its five partners in negotiations that resume Friday aimed at dissuading Iran from building a nuclear bomb. But with threats of nuclear...
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration pressed Iran to respond to the latest bid by six world powers seeking to curb Tehran’s nuclear program, warning that the United States and its allies may step up sanctions and suspend diplomacy if Iran...
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