Khamenei says goodbye to Ahmadinejad

Khamenei says goodbye to Ahmadinejad

TEHRAN, July 15 (UPI) -- The efforts of the administration of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad must be recognized by the public, the nation's supreme leader said.
Rouhani's election

Rouhani's election

HERNDON, Va., July 2 (UPI) -- Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani is likely to take nuclear discussions “back to the past.”
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Political 'surgery' on the eve of Iranian elections

LUXEMBOURG, May 30 (UPI) -- The Iranian resistance is set to reiterate its demands for democratic change and a non-nuclear Iran in an upcoming grand gathering in Paris on June 22.
FIROUZ MAHVI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Iran brushes off election criticism

TEHRAN, May 23 (UPI) -- U.S. statements on the Iranian election process show a profound misunderstanding of the country's political system, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

Rafsanjani speaks out after disqualification

TEHRAN, May 22 (UPI) -- The declining reputation of Iran and its related economic problems are the true enemies of the Islamic republic, former President Ali Akbar Rafsanjani said.
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.

Nearly 700 running for president of Iran

TEHRAN, May 12 (UPI) -- Iranian election officials said the field of candidates for next month's presidential election has been finalized at 686.

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.

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.
Ahmadinejad's cleric charged with sorcery

Ahmadinejad's cleric charged with sorcery

TEHRAN, May 9 (UPI) -- Charges of sorcery against a cleric close to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad show the height of political turmoil in the country, an analyst said.
Ahmadinejad reaches out to supreme leader

Ahmadinejad reaches out to supreme leader

TEHRAN, May 5 (UPI) -- The Iranian president has called on the country's supreme leader to prevent the creation of a sports ministry, something his critics say is illegal.
Close aide to Ahmadinejad arrested

Close aide to Ahmadinejad arrested

TEHRAN, May 3 (UPI) -- One of the Iranian's president's closest aides was arrested for his support for a controversial film about the Shiite faith, sources said.
Internal spying exposes rifts in Iran?

Internal spying exposes rifts in Iran?

TEHRAN, May 2 (UPI) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tried to fire his intelligence minister because he was spying on a potential presidential successor, sources said.

Iranian lawmakers weigh Cabinet decisions

TEHRAN, July 29 (UPI) -- Iranian lawmakers criticized the president for his Cabinet decisions while considering a bill to turn several government bodies into official ministries.
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