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WATCH: Rouhani's Message For The American People

The Huffington Post | Erin McDonough | Posted 09.25.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has expressed interest in restoring U.S.-Iran relations, yet failed to meet with President Barack Obama at the UN Gen...

Iranian President Urges World Leaders To 'Seize The Opportunity'

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged world leaders on Thursday to "seize the opportunity" presented by his electio...

Iranian President Nominates Female VP

Posted 08.13.2013 | World

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani nominated a woman as vice president in his new cabinet, Fars News Agency reported on Monday. If lawmakers approve the...

So What's Next With Iran?

Amir Handjani | Posted 10.05.2013 | World
Amir Handjani

Yesterday Hassan Rouhani was sworn in as Iran's new president thus putting an end to the volatile Ahmadinejad era. There are many issues that separate Iran and the United States -- the most urgent one that needs to be addressed is the nature of Iran's nuclear program.

Iran's New President Takes Oath Of Office

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 10.04.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's new president on Sunday called on the West to abandon the "language of sanctions" in dealing with the Islamic Republic ove...

Why Hassan Rouhani May Be the Man Who Can Break Iran's Impasse With the West

Amir Handjani | Posted 08.19.2013 | World
Amir Handjani

In the same way Richard Nixon may have been the only American statesman of his era to have the credibility with the left and the right to negotiate with Communist China, Rouhani maybe just the right Iranian politician at this time in history.

Ahmadinejad Meets With Iran's New Prez

AP | Posted 06.18.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has met his newly elected successor Hassan Rouhani. A Tuesday report by the official ...

Iran's Election Win Warrants U.S. Sanctions Rethink

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

As the elections signified, it is the Iranian people who will ultimately shape the destiny of Iran. And it is the Iranian people who have borne the brunt of sanctions, and it is these human impacts that must always be at the forefront of U.S. sanctions policy considerations.

Results Of Iranian Election Trickle In (UPDATE)

Posted 06.14.2013 | World

The first results in the Iranian election are trickling in, and moderate candidate Hasan Rowhani has emerged with a sizable lead, according to the cou...

A Look Into Iran's Power Structure

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.14.2013 | World

-- A look at the political power structure in Iran. ...

Iranian Voters Turn Out In Large Numbers

AP | NASSER KARIMI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 08.14.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's reformist-backed presidential candidate surged to a wide lead in early vote counting Saturday, a top official said, suggesting ...

Last Reform-Minded Candidate Drops Out Of Iranian Election

Reuters | Yeganeh Torbati | Posted 08.10.2013 | World

DUBAI, June 11 (Reuters) - Reformist former Vice-President Mohammad Reza Aref has withdrawn from Iran's June 14 presidential election, he said in a ...

5 Things To Know About Iran's Presidential Election

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.10.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's presidential election is June 14. Here are five things you should know: THE FIELD...

Iran's Election Race Wide Open

AP | NASSER KARIMI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 06.03.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- On the hardscrabble streets in south Tehran, a group of paramilitary volunteers looks to hard-line presidential candidate Saeed Jalili...

It's Official: The List of Approved Iranian Presidential Candidates Has a Couple Huge Disqualifications

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 07.21.2013 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

What the huge disqualifications do tells us is that the Supreme Leader and his hardline establishment are flexing their muscles for anyone who's looking for trouble at this year's presidential election.

Ahmadinejad Pushing For Top Aide To Be Next President

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.27.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — During a celebration last week to mark the Persian new year, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad did something quietly remarkable: He s...

Ahmadinejad As Mahmoud-y As Ever

AP | NASSER KARIMI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 02.10.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- There was nothing essentially new in the message to Washington from Iran's president on Sunday: Repeating last week's statement by the...

Ahmadinejad Slams Pressure To Impose Islamic Values

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.02.2013 | World

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has again spoken out against the use of pressure to impose Islamic values on people, especially university candi...

Ahmadinejad Barred From Iran Prison

AP | Posted 12.22.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's state prosecutor says he has denied permission to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to visit an imprisoned advisor, a further sign of th...

Ahmadinejad: 'Whoever Talks Of War Is Retarded'

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 10.03.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's president sneered on Tuesday at Israeli's presentation at the United Nations last week, calling the cartoon-style drawing of a ...

Ahmadinejad: It's All In Your Head

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 10.02.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's president on Tuesday blamed the steep drop in Iran's currency on "psychological pressures" linked to Western sanctions over Teh...

'West Has Begun Heavy Battle Against Iran'

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — The West has begun a "heavy battle" with Iran by tightening sanctions over Tehran's disputed nuclear program, Iranian President M...

Supreme Leader Shows Ahmadinejad He Holds The Stronger Cards

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 12.19.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — In the ongoing political skirmishes among Iran's leadership, it was the equivalent of bringing out the heavy ammunition: The coun...

Iran President Wants To Push Ahead With Developing Nuclear Weapons: Report

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 09.21.2011 | World

VIENNA — Iran's president wants to shed the nation's secrecy and forge ahead openly with developing nuclear weapons but is opposed by the cleric...

Shiism, Nationalism, and the Past Clash in Modern Iran

Jamsheed K. Choksy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamsheed K. Choksy

A revival of Iranian nationalism is generating confrontation not just between Iran's two traditions of state and faith, but between those within the ruling class who champion secularism versus those who still espouse theocracy