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  1. June 17, 2013

    Iran’s hardliners blame each other for election defeat

    Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, and his closest allies put on their best faces as they watched the presidential...

  2. June 16, 2013

    Tehran surprise

    Iranians delivered a dramatic setback to their hardline leadership by casting their votes for the only moderate candidate in...

  1. June 13, 2013

    Whether to vote or not is the question as Iran poll looms

    Many of Iran’s reform-minded voters had been determined to boycott Friday’s presidential election, the first since the 2009...

  2. June 12, 2013

    Iranian hardliners urged to unite ahead of presidential election

    A leading mouthpiece for the Iranian regime has called on fundamentalists running in Friday’s election to unite and get...

  3. FT Data

    June 12, 2013

    Iranian election candidate fights against the demographic tide

    A leading Iranian presidential candidate has told women to have more babies. The country’s top nuclear negotiator Saeed...

  4. June 11, 2013

    Reform leaders in Iran unite to back Hassan Rohani for presidency

    Iran’s pro-reform leaders have thrown their weight behind Hassan Rohani, the only moderate left in the race to succeed...

  5. June 7, 2013

    Iran’s election frontrunner berated on nuclear policy in debate

    Iran’s top nuclear negotiator and hardline presidential hopeful, Saeed Jalili, was the focus of stinging attacks by rival...

  6. FT Photo Diary

    June 3, 2013

    Saeed Jalili supporter

    Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA A female supporter of Iranian presidential candidate Saeed Jalili during an election campaign event...

  7. May 31, 2013

    Iran’s presidential candidates fail to lure voters

    If it goes on like this, Iran’s regime may be about to witness an embarrassingly low turnout in the upcoming presidential...

  8. FT Photo Diary

    May 30, 2013

    Saeed Jalili election rally, Iran

    Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA Female supporters with their children listen to a speech by Saeed Jalili, the Iranian presidential...

  9. May 22, 2013

    Iran’s poll charade

    By throwing his hat into the ring for Iran’s presidential race, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the former president, disrupted...

  10. May 22, 2013

    Iran’s business shocked by Rafsanjani poll disqualification

    Iran’s business community has reacted with shock to Tehran’s decision to bar former president Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani from...

  11. May 16, 2013

    Transcript of Saeed Jalili’s interview with the Financial Times

    Saeed Jalili: The most important issue that can be pursued in the next four years [if I am elected as the next president of...

  12. May 16, 2013

    Iran’s nuclear negotiator will ‘resist’ west if elected president

    Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, who is a leading candidate in the forthcoming presidential contest, has pledged to use his...

  13. May 12, 2013

    Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani campaign poses challenge to Iran regime

    Whether Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the former Iranian president, wins next month’s presidential election or not, his...

  14. May 11, 2013

    Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani to run for Iranian presidency

    Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iran’s conservative former president, will run for president next month in a challenge to the...

  15. May 6, 2013

    No clear frontrunner for Iran presidency

    The process of choosing Iran’s next president kicks off on Tuesday, when hopefuls will be able to register their potential...

  16. February 24, 2013

    Iran to build 16 more reactors

    Iran has tripled its estimated uranium reserves and is to build 16 new nuclear reactors, the Islamic regime announced ahead...

  17. August 7, 2012

    Iran confirms support for Assad

    Syrian president Bashar al-Assad made his first television appearance in two weeks on Tuesday, as the regime’s closest ally...

  18. The World

    June 20, 2012

    Iranian intransigence and the US election

    Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili at a Moscow press conference on June 19. (Alexander Nemenov/AFP/GettyImages)...

  19. June 19, 2012

    Iran nuclear talks close to collapse

    Negotiations between Iran and world powers over the future of the Iranian nuclear programme came close to collapse on...

  20. May 24, 2012

    Iran nuclear talks fail to make progress

    The attempt by six world powers to persuade Iran to scale back its nuclear programme suffered a setback on Thursday when...

  21. May 22, 2012

    IAEA says Iran nuclear deal reached

    The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said he had reached a deal with Iran on investigating its suspected...

  22. May 18, 2012

    Tehran agrees to meet IAEA chief

    Yukiya Amano, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, will make his first official visit to Iran this...

  23. May 14, 2012

    Iran’s power struggle surfaces over talks

    A close ally of Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad has criticised the Islamic regime’s nuclear talks with world powers in a sign of the...

  24. April 12, 2012

    West seeks intent from Iran on nuclear impasse

    Can Iran and the world’s major powers agree a deal that averts all-out war over Tehran’s nuclear programme? Iran meets with...

  25. April 11, 2012

    Talks to resume on Iran’s nuclear programme

    The US and its allies will test Iran’s willingness to negotiate over the fate of its nuclear programme this weekend at the...

  26. March 14, 2012

    Obama says time running out on Iran

    President Barack Obama warned Iran on Wednesday that the window of opportunity for a diplomatic solution to the stand-off...

  27. February 17, 2012

    Time to test Iran’s nuclear intentions

    Iran this week signalled it was willing to resume negotiations with the international community – including over the opaque...

  28. February 17, 2012

    US and EU cautious on Iran’s talks proposal

    The US and European Union gave a guarded welcome on Friday to the Iranian proposal this week offering to reopen talks with...

  29. February 15, 2012

    Iran signals readiness for nuclear ‘dialogue’

    Iran made its first concrete move in five months to restart nuclear talks with world powers on Wednesday, even as it flexed...

  30. December 13, 2010

    Iranian president fires foreign minister

    Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad has unexpectedly dismissed Iran’s foreign minister and put the country’s top nuclear official in the...

  31. November 12, 2010

    Tehran’s offer of fresh nuclear talks accepted

    Iran and world powers look set to hold discussions on Tehran’s nuclear prog­ram­me on December 5 in a fresh effort by the US...

  32. October 29, 2010

    Iran open to fresh talks on nuclear stand-off

    Iran has declared that it is prepared to enter fresh talks with world powers over its nuclear programme, setting the stage...

  33. June 11, 2010

    EU trio canvasses support for fresh curbs on Tehran

    Britain, France and Germany will encourage their European Union partners next week to join them in imposing fresh sanctions...

  34. June 10, 2010

    European powers push for fresh Iran sanctions

    Britain, France and Germany will encourage their European Union partners next week to join them in imposing fresh sanctions...

  35. April 2, 2010

    Iran argues against sanctions in China talks

    Iran’s top nuclear negotiator on Friday said talks with his Chinese counterparts had ended with both sides agreeing that...

  36. December 3, 2009

    At least six dead in Damascus bus blast

    DAMASCUS, December 3 – A blast ripped through a bus carrying Iranian pilgrims near a major Shi’ite religious shrine in...

  37. October 2, 2009

    Iran clearsinspectorsto visitnuclear site

    Iran yesterday accepted international demands for inspectors to visit its recently disclosed nuclear site and to restart...

  38. October 2, 2009

    Obama welcomes advance in Iran talks

    President Barack Obama yesterday hailed what he said was a tentative agreement in Geneva that could diminish tensions over...

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