Saturday 23 June 2018
Ali Khamenei

Rouhani becomes new Iranian president

Moderate cleric Hassan Rouhani took office as Iran's president on Saturday, succeeding Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei endorsed him, Iranian media said. Rouhani's resounding election win in


Nuclear negotiator Jalili edges ahead in Iran race

Steadfastly loyal to Iran's supreme leader, Saeed Jalili has taken a tough line with the West as chief nuclear negotiator and is now a leading contender in the June 14 presidential election with a slick campa


Iran pardons 100 ‘security’ prisoners

Iran's supreme leader has ordered the pardon of 100 'security'-related prisoners including some involved in the huge protests against the disputed June 2009 re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The decision, reported l

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