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Iran may tap moderate to lead nuke talks

TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Iranian officials signaled Tuesday they may change the leader of their nuclear negotiating team, possibly tapping a diplomat educated in the United States.
Rouhani installed as president of Iran

Rouhani installed as president of Iran

TEHRAN, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Hassan Rouhani Saturday became president of Iran when the country's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, endorses him.
President-elect: Iran should not fear Israeli attack

President-elect: Iran should not fear Israeli attack

TEHRAN, July 17 (UPI) -- Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani said Israel will not attack Iran because of fear Iran "will resist more sincerely, more bravely and more powerfully."
Iran's new 'moderate' president has duped the West

Iran's new 'moderate' president has duped the West

BRUSSELS, July 12 (UPI) -- How easily the West allows itself to be repeatedly duped by the religious fascist rulers of Iran.
STRUAN STEVENSON, UPI Outside View Commentator

Netanyahu: Iran's nuclear program in hands of Supreme Leader

JERUSALEM, June 21 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says he does not believe Iran's new president has the power to alter the country's nuclear program.

Thousands of Iranian celebrate Rouhani's election

TEHRAN, June 16 (UPI) -- Thousands of Iranians celebrated the country's newly elected President Hassan Rouhani, officials said.
Polls open as six vie to become Iran's next president

Polls open as six vie to become Iran's next president

TEHRAN, June 14 (UPI) -- As millions of Iranians cast ballots in the country's presidential election, one candidate has been reaching out to reformists in recent days.
Iran: Khamenei the real winner in presidential election

Iran: Khamenei the real winner in presidential election

TEHRAN, June 13 (UPI) -- With the Revolutionary Guards poised to crash down on any political protests, Iran goes to the polls Friday in a presidential election in which the real winner will be the Islamic Republic's dour supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Predicting Iran's political future

LONDON, May 29 (UPI) -- The upcoming elections in Iran may signal the start of a process that will replace the ruling clerics.
MURIEL TURNER, UPI Outside View Commentator
Top opposition candidate barred from Iran's presidential election

Top opposition candidate barred from Iran's presidential election

TEHRAN, May 22 (UPI) -- The leading opposition-backed candidate in Iran's presidential election was not on the list of eight candidates allowed to run, the Interior Ministry said.

Iran: 'The Shark' challenges regime in poll

TEHRAN, May 13 (UPI) -- The last-minute entry of Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani into June's Iranian elections poses a major challenge to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Rafsanjani throws curve into Iranian elections

TEHRAN, May 11 (UPI) -- The front-runners for the upcoming Iranian presidential election include a former president and a top aide to the current leader, election officials said.
Iranian leaders say turn out to vote

Iranian leaders say turn out to vote

TEHRAN, May 3 (UPI) -- Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are urging voters to vote in Iran's next presidential election.

Russia does poorly in freedom-of-press rankings

MOSCOW, May 3 (UPI) -- Russia ranked low in three media watchdog evaluations released Friday to mark World Press Freedom Day.

Iran's economy declines as sanctions bite

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 1 (UPI) -- Western sanctions on Iran are biting deeper than ever with oil exports tumbling to a 26-year low only weeks before the Iranian presidential election.

Report: Hezbollah chief visits Iran

TEHRAN, April 21 (UPI) -- Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah has allegedly met with senior Iranian officials to discuss regional affairs, a Kuwaiti newspaper said.

Deadly embrace or suicide pact?

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Secret diplomacy is called for for the United States and Iran to reach a satisfactory point in diplomacy.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

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Iran keeps nuclear in check before vote

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- Iran has decided to keep its nuclear program within Israeli-demanded limits to avoid an Iranian election-year crisis, U.S., European and Israeli officials said.

Iran: Khamenei gets tough as poll nears

TEHRAN, March 7 (UPI) -- The power struggle in Iran is getting rougher as President Mahmoud Ahmadienjad and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei square off.

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U.S. said to want 1-on-1 meeting with Iran

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Washington wants a one-on-one nuclear meeting with Tehran, U.S. officials said, as Iran installed new centrifuges that can triple the speed it enriches uranium.

The Pyongyang Persian Pickle

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- In English slang, "pickle" means a bad situation or a state of disorder. And pickle well applies to the nuclear ambitions of North Korea, Iran and U.S. policy.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Iran 34 years after the revolution

BRUSSELS, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The Iranian people had many hopes after the fall of the shah in February 1979 but that great revolution was hijacked by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and the Islamic fundamentalists and a much more ruthless tyranny began.
STRUAN STEVENSON, UPI Outside View Commentator

Iran said to train militias in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Militias fighting for Syrian President Bashar Assad have a second goal of keeping Iran's influence in Syria if Assad falls, officials tell The Washington Post.
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