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Ex-Iranian President Ahmadinejad submits name for presidential election

Al-Arabia – Ex-Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad submitted his name on Wednesday for registration as a candidate in Iran’s presidential election in May, state media reported. The move by the former hardline president was seen as a challenge to the authority of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who had ordered him not to run. Registration for the May 19 election started …

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Is Iran the real winner in US-Russia spat?

Al-monitor -It was just after sunrise on April 7 when the news of an American missile attack on Syria reached Tehran. At first, information about what precisely transpired was limited, yet the attack was received in the Iranian capital as a message from Washington to all parties fighting along the forces of Syria’s defiant President Bashar al-Assad that the grace period given …

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Iranian conservative coalition at risk of collapse

AL-monitor – In Iran, the conservative camp continues to go through a rough patch as its presidential candidates continue to appear unwilling to withdraw in favor of a contender who, according to the camp, has the greatest chance of defeating incumbent moderate President Hassan Rouhani. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi Ahead of the May 19 presidential elections, conservatives have tried to put aside their disagreements …

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Iran’s President Rohani Coy As He Kicks Off Election Season, Concedes He’s ‘Not Fully Satisfied’

RFL/RE – President Hassan Rohani has defended his policies on the eve of the registration period for candidates in Iran’s presidential election in May, saying his administration has helped boost prosperity and chip away at obstacles to openness in Iranian society. But the 68-year-old cleric and ally of reformers stopped short of announcing a reelection bid at his televised April …

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IRAN: Son of Grand Ayatollah Blasts Presidential Bid of Human Rights Violator Ebrahim Raisi

Iranhumanrights.org – The son of late Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, who publicly condemned the mass executions of political prisoners in 1988, has criticized the newly announced presidential candidacy of Ebrahim Raisi. In an interview with the Center for Human Rights in Iran, Ahmed Montazeri noted that Raisi, who was part of the four-man special tribunal that ordered the mass executions, “does not have …

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