The Iranian File
June 17, 2013
Iranian president-elect thanked Iranians for 'choosing moderation' and said that he will seek 'constructive interaction' with the world in a speech on Monday afternoon
June 16, 2013
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah has offered his congratulations to new Iranian president Hassan Rouhani on behalf 'of all the Mujahideen' in Lebanon.
Iran is to reportedly send 4,000 Iranian Revolutionary Guards to Syria to support President Bashar al-Assad in the fight against opposition forces.
Newly elected Iranian President Hassan Rowhani praised his election as a “victory of moderation over extremism,” and urged world powers to speak to his country with respect and acknowledge its rights in order to receive an appropriate response.
June 14, 2013
More than 50 million people are eligible to vote for the man -- no women candidates were approved -- to succeed former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is barred from standing for a third consecutive term under the constitution.
June 13, 2013
Iranian authorities have intensified their crackdown on political activists and journalists as the country prepares to go to the polls on Friday
June 11, 2013
Just hours after rumors spread that Hassan Rouhani would be disqualified from the upcoming presidential election, the moderate candidate was endorsed by former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
June 10, 2013
The Guardian Council are reassessing Hassan Rouhani's qualifications to run for President as reports emerged that a reformist coalition had settled on backing his candidacy
June 9, 2013
Veteran diplomat Ali Akbar Velayati's candidacy has been endorsed by a leading clerical group
June 3, 2013
Iran says it has thwarted an alleged terror network backed by Israeli intelligence that was plotting to disrupt the upcoming presidential elections
June 2, 2013
The moderate candidate had criticized heightened security measures during a rally in which pictures of the detained opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi were displayed
May 27, 2013
The recent banning of two key presidential candidates in the Iranian elections have made the path to power easier for conservatives running in the election easier, observers say.
May 26, 2013
The French Foreign Ministry criticized the vetting process for the upcoming presidential elections
May 23, 2013
Former President criticised the Iranian establishment just days after he was disqualified from running in June's presidential elections
May 22, 2013
Ahmadinejad's close aide Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie was barred from running in the Iranian presidential election on Tuesday but the President said he'll take up the matter with the Supreme Leader