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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.

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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.

Jalili: P5+1 must admit Iran nuclear right

ALMATY, Kazakhstan, April 5 (UPI) -- Talks starting Friday about Iran's nuclear ambitions will go nowhere unless world powers concede Tehran's right to enrich uranium, Iran's chief negotiator said.

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.

More Iranian nuclear talks set for March

LONDON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Delegates involved in multilateral nuclear negotiations with Iran agreed Wednesday in Kazakhstan to additional talks in March, the British government confirmed.

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Iran, 6 nations agree to more nuke talks

ALMATY, Kazakhstan, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Iran and six other nations agreed to gather technical experts in March and return to full talks on Iran's nuclear program in April, a diplomat said Wednesday.
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European Union Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana looks on as he listens to Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili (not seen) during their meeting in Tehran, Iran on June 14, 2008. Solana presented to Iran the updated package of proposals seeking to resolve the problems that Iran's nuclear program raises with the international community and to enter into a normalized relationship with Iran. Germany and the five permanent United Nations Security Council members, Britain, the United States, France, Russia and China, prepared the new package. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)
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Saeed Jalili, (Persian: سعید جلیلی, born 1965 in Mashhad ) is an Iranian politician and the present secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council. On October 20, 2007, he replaced Ali Larijani as the secretary of the council and hence chief nuclear negotiator of Iran. He was previously Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs.

Born 1965 in Mashhad, Jalili has a Ph.D in political science from Imam Sadeq University, the title of his doctoral thesis was "Paradigm of Political Thought of Islam in the Holy Quran". He worked as a university lecturer before becoming a junior government official in 1989, rising to become Director General for Office of Supreme Leader of Iran in 2001 and Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs and an advisor to the President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2005. He speaks Persian, English, and Arabic.

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