Internal alliances and predictions of tactical political moves from the candidates speak in favour of a win for Rouhani. (AFP)
April 27, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Despite the fact that Iran’s constitution vests ultimate power in the Supreme Leader, over recent years the presidential office has become increasingly powerful.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Moscow, Russia, April 12, 2017.
April 19, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that although Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement, the Islamic republic is still a "leading state sponsor of terror."
Hamid Baghai (left) and Mahmud Ahmadinedschad (middle). (AFP)
April 13, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Iran's former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has registered as a candidate for the May 19 presidential elections, despite being told not to by the country's supreme leader.
Daniel Levinson (L) shows a picture of his missing father, ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson, during a press conference at the Swiss embassy in Tehran, Iran, on December 22, 2007 (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
March 27, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The agent went missing during an unauthorized CIA mission in Iran more than a decade ago.
Faezeh Hashemi was sentenced for allegedly
March 20, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
The daughter of a former Iranian President has been jailed for six months for 'spreading lies against the judiciary.'
Saudi Arabia and Bahrain cut diplomatic relations with Iran in January 2016 after protesters torched the Saudi embassy in Tehran. Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates recalled their envoys in a show of solidarity with Riyadh. (AFP/File)
February 16, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Relations between predominantly Shia Iran and the mainly Sunni Arab countries of the Gulf, particularly Saudi Arabia, remain strained over their support for opposing sides in Syria and Yemen.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is set to visit Kuwait after last month's landmark visit to Tehran by the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister. (AFP/File)
February 14, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
GCC member state Kuwait has been tasted with re-establishing contact with Iran after a diplomatic row last year caused several Gulf countries to break ties with the country.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gives a press conference in Tehran Jaunary 17, 2017. (AFP/File)
February 04, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The move came hours after the Trump administration put Iran 'on notice' in response to missile tests earlier this week.
A UN Security Council resolution bans Iran from developing missiles that can carry nuclear warheads. (AFP/File)
February 02, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The White House would not specify what actions might be taken if Tehran continued its provocations, or whether military actions were a possibility.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gives a press conference in Tehran Jaunary 17, 2017. (AFP/File)
January 29, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Tehran reacted fiercely on Saturday to an executive order signed by US President Donald Trump barring people from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.
Earlier Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticized another of Trump's key migration policies. (AFP/File)
January 29, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The executive order signed by Trump on Friday suspends the US' refugee programme and bars people from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for 90 days until new measures are put in place.
Flanked by reporters, Sen. Marco Rubio walks to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee business hearing to vote on US Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson, on Capitol Hill, January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (AFP/Drew Angerer)
January 26, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The bill extending sanctions against Iran for 10 more years was first introduced in December.
Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah (L) attends a Gulf Cooperation Council meeting in January. (AFP/File)
January 25, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Tensions have been high between Iran and the Gulf since Riyadh cut ties with Tehran a year ago.
Firefighters battle a blaze that engulfed Iran's oldest high-rise, the 15-storey Plasco building in downtown Tehran on January 19, 2017. (AFP/Stringer)
January 19, 2017 - 11:30 GMT
Up to 100 people are feared to be trapped beneath the rubble.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The European Union (EU)’s top diplomat says the bloc will remain committed to and work to ensure the proper execution of a nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers.
Donald Trump is greeted on stage by Ted Cruz before speaking at a rally against the Iran nuclear deal in Washington on Sept. 9, 2015. (AFP/File)
January 13, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Donald Trump's impending presidency raises questions about the future of the Iranian nuclear deal as it turns one-year-old.