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Iranian horror movie turns reality

Iranian horror movie turns reality

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The author says he finds it far from amusing to see a U.S. president naively falling victim to such monstrous hostile intent as threatened by Iran
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
Fallacy of a moderate mullah

Fallacy of a moderate mullah

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama must not fall for claims of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani being a moderate
RAMESH SEPEHRRAD, UPI Outside View Commentator
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
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.

Reformist withdraws from Iran's presidential race

TEHRAN, June 11 (UPI) -- Former Iranian vice president Mohammad Reza Aref said Tuesday he had dropped out of the country's presidential race, only three days before the election.

Six candidates left in Iran's presidential race

TEHRAN, June 11 (UPI) -- Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami said Tuesday he'd support reform leader Hassan Rohani after a leading counterpart withdrew from the race.

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.

Wave of journalist arrests in Iran

TEHRAN, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Iranian authorities have recently arrested at least six bloggers and journalists in what appears to be a pattern of intimidation, critics say.

Iranian throws shoes at Ahmadinejad

TEHRAN, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- An Iranian Web site says an unemployed man threw his shoes Monday at President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to protest the lack of available work.
Former Iranian leader wants reconciliation

Former Iranian leader wants reconciliation

TEHRAN, May 17 (UPI) -- There is a toxic atmosphere in Iran that must be overcome through the spirit of reconciliation, former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami said.
Khatami warns Tehran against slogans

Khatami warns Tehran against slogans

TEHRAN, May 10 (UPI) -- Slogans by the elite ruling class aren't enough to resolve the political issues in Tehran, former President Mohammad Khatami said.

Khatami aides: He is under travel ban

TEHRAN, April 16 (UPI) -- Aides to former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami say he has been barred from traveling abroad.
Khatami says opposition support skewed

Khatami says opposition support skewed

TEHRAN, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Iranian opposition leader Mohammad Khatami said his supporters made up the majority of those present during Feb. 11 demonstrations.

Iran's opposition durable, Khatami says

TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The opposition movement in Iran is not temporary because the people long for freedom and security, former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami said.

Reformists are committed, Khatami says

TEHRAN, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The Reformist movement in Iran is committed to its opposition of the current regime in line with the framework of the Islamic republic, Mohammad Khatami said.

Green revolution lives on, Khatami says

TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The so-called Green Revolution will not be abandoned by members of the Iranian opposition movement, said former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami.

Opposition party takes shape in Iran

TEHRAN, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami and defeated candidate Mehdi Karroubi will join the political party of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi.

Mousavi should stand trial, leader says

TEHRAN, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Iranian opposition leaders should face trial for inciting violence and staging a so-called velvet revolution, Iranian military commanders say.

Khatami denounces protesters' trials

TEHRAN, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Trials under way for dozens of Iranian protesters are unconstitutional and amount to "play-acting," reformist former President Mohammad Khatami says.

Khatami calls for election investigation

TEHRAN, July 31 (UPI) -- The crackdown on post-election protesters in Iran is counter to the principles of the revolution and requires a formal examination, an opposition leader says.
Khamenei dismisses riots as interference

Khamenei dismisses riots as interference

TEHRAN, July 20 (UPI) -- Iran's supreme leader, in a speech Monday, dismissed the riots after the country's presidential election as the result of interference by foreign governments.

Mousavi seeks unity government

TEHRAN, April 14 (UPI) -- Iranian presidential contender Mir-Hossein Mousavi reached out to Principlist rivals in the hopes of ruling with a unity government, party officials said.

Karroubi stays in Iran's presidential race

TEHRAN, April 13 (UPI) -- Iranian presidential contender Mehdi Karroubi will not step aside, leaders say, as several parties line up to support a rival candidate on the Reformist ticket.

Reformists predict '97 repeat in Iran

TEHRAN, April 10 (UPI) -- Reformist candidate Mehdi Karroubi said his platform would repeat the 1997 landslide victory that secured the Iranian presidency of Mohammad Khatami.

Reformist unity urged amid Khatami move

TEHRAN, March 23 (UPI) -- An Iranian political party called for unity in the Reformist camp following a move by former President Mohammad Khatami to pull out of the presidential race.
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