The Iranian File
June 16, 2013
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
The US have called the criteria that has disqualified former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani , aged 78, and an aide to current president Ahmadinejad from running in the June 14 Iranian elections, "too vague"
May 21, 2013
Iran's Guardian Council has come forward to say those who are physically weak and only able to work "a few hours a day" will be rejected from the upcoming elections, which may affect the Rafsanjani, Iran's former president, who is aged 78.
May 19, 2013
Two Iranian men accused of passing security information to the CIA and Mossad were hanged at dawn on Sunday after the Tehran Revolutionary Court and the Supreme Court gave the go-ahead.