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Iranian presidential election
'I hope your government . . . will bring comfort and prosperity to our nation,’ Hemmati says
Michael Lipin
Sat, 06/19/2021 - 03:41 AM
Election officials open a ballot box for the presidential elections at a polling station in Tehran, Iran, early Saturday, June…
Semi-official Iranian news agency reports a 37% turnout in Friday's election, six hours before polls close at 2 a.m. Saturday local time 
Michael Lipin
Fri, 06/18/2021 - 05:44 PM
Ebrahim Raisi, a candidate in Iran's presidential elections, raises his hands as he casts his vote at a polling station in…
Analysts: Ebrahim Raisi, the head of Iran’s judiciary, is likely winner
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Fri, 06/18/2021 - 02:35 AM
Supporters of presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi hold signs during a rally in Tehran, Iran, June 16, 2021.
Head of Iran’s judiciary is favorite to win, but analysts say his past involvement in human rights abuses will make it difficult for West to engage
Henry Ridgwell
Wed, 06/16/2021 - 04:08 PM
Supporters of Abdolnasser Hemmati, a presidential candidate in the June 18, elections, hold signs with his picture, during a…
Former Iranian Central Bank chief Abdolnasser Hemmati, among the seven candidates allowed on the ballot for Friday's vote, has no official ties to any political faction but is positioning himself as the likely candidate for moderate and reform-minded voters
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Tue, 06/15/2021 - 02:32 PM
Election debate at a television studio, in Tehran
Seven men are running in the June 18 vote, with a possible run-off on June 25
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Mon, 06/14/2021 - 05:07 AM
Political deputy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, Abbas Araghchi leaves the 'Grand Hotel Vienna' where closed-door…
Negotiations are intense, and a number of issues remain, EU representative Alain Matton tells reporters in Vienna
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Sat, 06/12/2021 - 08:25 PM
In this picture made available by Young Journalists Club, YJC, presidential candidates for June 18, elections from left to…
Hardliners refer to those seeking ties to the West as 'infiltrators,' while other candidates bring up unrest that surrounded Tehran's disputed 2009 election
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Sat, 06/12/2021 - 06:32 PM
FILE - Yossi Cohen, former director of Israel's Mossad intelligence agency.
Comments by Yossi Cohen offer an extraordinary debriefing by head of typically secretive agency in what appears to be final days of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rule
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Fri, 06/11/2021 - 11:36 AM
FILE - Iran's national flag flutters in the wind as the Milad telecommunications tower and buildings are seen in the background, Tehran, Iran, March 31, 2020.
US official said the move was unrelated to efforts to revive Iranian and US compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal
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By Reuters
Thu, 06/10/2021 - 06:40 PM
Houthi supporters hold their weapons during a demonstration outside the U.S. embassy against the United States over its…
US Treasury said members of this network produced large sums of money through the sale of commodities like Iranian oil
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Thu, 06/10/2021 - 03:30 PM
People watch the debate of presidential candidates on a street in Tehran, Iran June 8, 2021. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia…
It's not immediately clear how next president will handle economy, particularly if hard-liners take over
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Thu, 06/10/2021 - 09:50 AM
Qasim Muslih, who commands the PMF, is released in Kerbala
The military had said the charges were terrorism-related but did not give details
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By Reuters
Wed, 06/09/2021 - 07:59 AM
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi speaks at a news conference at IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria, June 7, 2021.
International Atomic Energy Agency chief says Tehran has yet to explain discovery of uranium particles
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Mon, 06/07/2021 - 11:36 AM
A picture taken late on June 2, 2021, shows Iranian firefighters trying to extinguish fire at an oil refinery in the Iranian…
Latest fires follow Tehran oil refinery fire that caused massive damage earlier this week 
Edward Yeranian
Sat, 06/05/2021 - 06:51 PM