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U.S.: Iran orders Iraqi militants to hit U.S. Embassy if Syria is hit

U.S.: Iran orders Iraqi militants to hit U.S. Embassy if Syria is hit

TEHRAN, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- An intercepted order from Iran instructs militants in Iraq to hit the U.S. Embassy and other interests if a military strike on Syria occurs, U.S. officials said.

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.
Iran president ready to talk on nuke program

Iran president ready to talk on nuke program

TEHRAN, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Iran's new president took to Twitter Tuesday to say he thinks negotiations over the nation's hotly debated nuclear enrichment program could prove fruitful.

Iran mulls more nuclear talks in Kazakhstan

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, June 26 (UPI) -- A nuclear negotiating team from Iran is waiting on word from its diplomatic partners on whether to hold talks in Kazakhstan, an Iranian envoy said.
Few tilts seen from Iran with new president

Few tilts seen from Iran with new president

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei matters more in terms of foreign policy than the next Iranian president, a U.S. expert on Iran said Friday.
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.

Iranians vote Friday for next president

TEHRAN, June 13 (UPI) -- Iranians vote Friday to choose a successor to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the country's president.

Iran's ruling cleric praises debate spirit

TEHRAN, June 12 (UPI) -- Debates between the eight candidates running for president in Iran show diverse opinions are welcomed in the Islamic republic, the ruling cleric said Wednesday.
Iranian presidential pool gets shallower

Iranian presidential pool gets shallower

TEHRAN, June 10 (UPI) -- Former Speaker of Parliament Gholam Ali Haddad Adel announced Monday he was pulling out of the Iranian presidential race four days before the vote.
Nuclear issue focus of third Iranian debate

Nuclear issue focus of third Iranian debate

TEHRAN, June 7 (UPI) -- Presidential candidates traded barbs over Iranian nuclear policy during debates Friday, with top negotiator Saeed Jalili being accused of incompetence.
Iran holds firm to nuclear rights

Iran holds firm to nuclear rights

TEHRAN, June 4 (UPI) -- Iran has no intention of retreating from its basic rights to conduct peaceful nuclear research, Iranian nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili said.

Iran stands by uranium enrichment program

TEHRAN, May 30 (UPI) -- With Iran just weeks away from electing a new president, the country's chief nuclear negotiator said that Iran maintains the right to keep enriching uranium.

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's candidate list expected Wednesday

TEHRAN, May 21 (UPI) -- The final list of candidates allowed to compete in the June 14 Iranian presidential elections is to be released Wednesday, an interior minister said.

As many as 40 names to be on Iranian ballot

TEHRAN, May 20 (UPI) -- There may be as many as 40 candidates on the ballot when Iranians vote June 14 to select their next president, a Guardian Council spokesman said.

EU's Ashton meets Iran's nuclear diplomat

ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 16 (UPI) -- Talks with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in Turkey were productive and could lead to further outreach, Iran's top nuclear negotiator said.

Iran's nuclear program subject of two discussions

TEHRAN, May 15 (UPI) -- Iran's nuclear program isn't expected to affect the country's presidential elections next month, Iran's top nuclear negotiator said Wednesday.

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.

Ashton confirms more nuclear talks with Iran

TEHRAN, May 3 (UPI) -- EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will meet in Turkey for follow-up nuclear talks with Iranian negotiators, her office said.

Iran starts get-out-the-vote drive

TEHRAN, April 22 (UPI) -- Iranian voters have an opportunity to make a statement to the country's enemies by turning out for June elections, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 14, 2013.
By United Press International

Iran opens uranium-processing site

TEHRAN, April 9 (UPI) -- Iran announced Tuesday it opened a new uranium-processing site to mark National Nuclear Day days after nuclear negotiations with P5+1 failed.
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