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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

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  • Ahmadinejad protests aide's disqualification from Iran election

    TEHRAN — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has denounced as unjust the disqualification of his top aide from next month’s presidential election and says he plans to appeal to Iran’s supreme ruler. Ahmadinejad spoke a day after the Guardian...
  • New Iranian leader Rouhani assails sanctions, demands 'respect'

    TEHRAN — Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, said Sunday that his nation would not be intimidated by threats and demanded “respect” from the global community. “If you want the right response, it should not be through...
  • Two prominent presidential candidates knocked off Iran ballot

    TEHRAN — In a much-anticipated decision likely to spark controversy, Iran’s supervisory electoral body on Tuesday disqualified from next month’s presidential race two high-profile candidates who have been assailed as disloyal to the...
  • From four Iranians, four views of the coming election

    From four Iranians, four views of the coming election
    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...
  • Hassan Rouhani gets supreme leader's approval as Iran's new president

    TEHRAN -- Hassan Rouhani became the seventh president of the Islamic Republic of Iran on Saturday, officially receiving the endorsement of the nation’s supreme leader at a formal ceremony here in the capital. Rouhani, 64, a cleric considered a...
  • Iran infighting turns election into real contest

    Iran’s ruling theocracy was unable to overcome its notorious infighting and unite behind a single candidate in Friday’s presidential election, which has suddenly boosted the prospects of the lone moderate in the race and rekindled interest...
  • In Iran, a cultural clash over shuttered film institute

     In Iran, a cultural clash over shuttered film institute
    TEHRAN — A spat over the possible reopening of a shuttered film institute is pitting Iran's culture overseers against an alliance of moviemakers and cinema buffs emboldened by the victory of moderate Hassan Rouhani in June's presidential balloting....
  • Iran labor protest: Sign of daunting challenges for next president

    Iran labor protest: Sign of daunting challenges for next president
    TEHRAN -- More than 200 steelworkers staged a demonstration Tuesday in front of the Iranian parliament, protesting layoffs and unpaid salaries in an illustration of the daunting economic challenges facing President-elect Hassan Rouhani. One of the laid-...
  • The Week Ahead: Iran and Pakistan on the stump, Mubarak on trial

    The Week Ahead: Iran and Pakistan on the stump, Mubarak on trial
    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...
  • Iran president-elect hints at need for nuclear sanctions relief

    Iran president-elect hints at need for nuclear sanctions relief
    Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani has accused his soon-to-be predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, of provoking fights within the leadership and driving the economy into crisis, signaling that he will focus on the country’s domestic troubles when...
  • Iran's leading reformist candidate drops out of presidential election

    TEHRAN -- Leading reformist candidate Mohammad Reza Aref announced Tuesday that he was dropping out of the race to be Iran's next president, leaving centrist Hassan Rowhani as the sole moderate-leaning candidate in Friday’s election. There had...