Iran’s official month-long presidential campaign period kicked off last week in the run-up to the May 19 election. While former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s candidacy garnered international headlines, the real major development came when Ebrahim Raisi — touted as a potential successor to Iran’s aging supreme leader — entered the race. Show More Summary
The disqualification of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from Iran's elections isn't surprising. But does it help incumbent President Hassan Rouhani?
Iran's former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that he won't endorse other candidates in next month's election, after he and his deputy were barred from running. "We clearly announce that we have not and will not support...Show More Summary
Former president of Iran talks about his surprise election run and calls for regional peace and unity.
Comparing Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's former firebrand president, to Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, may appear strange at first. It's not.
Campaigning began on Friday for Iran's presidential election with incumbent Hassan Rouhani facing a tough battle against hardliners, though not from former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who was barred from standing. Ahmadinejad's disqualification...Show More Summary
Former Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was barred from running in next month's election Thursday while President Hassan Rouhani was among six candidates approved by Iran's conservative-controlled Guardian Council, state media reported. Show More Summary
When Mahmoud Ahmadinejad put his hat into Iran's presidential ring a couple of weeks ago, onlookers literally gasped. The hard-liner had, of course, already run the country for eight years, as an isolationist with a talent for riling the West. His flawed reelection in 2009 sparked the Green Movement, which brought thousands of protesters into the streets. In […]
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Six politicians given go-ahead to run in presidential election, which is likely to boil down to a three-man race on 19 May Iran’s former hardline president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been disqualified from running in Iran’s presidential elections next month, according to the final list of approved candidates announced on Thursday. Show More Summary
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who surprised many by filing papers last week to run for another term, was not on the slate of presidential candidates finalized by the council that oversees elections. The Interior Ministry said Thursday that the Guardian Council approved President...
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and hardline rival Ebrahim Raisi were both approved to run in May's presidential election by a government vetting body, while former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was disqualified, state media reported on Thursday.
State media says clerical body disqualifies former Iranian president from running in May presidential election.
Iranian media outlets have been ordered to stop reporting on former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s third presidential campaign for the country’s May 19, 2017 election. The Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned that the order was issued by the Supreme National Security Council and Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi. Media outlets are allowed […]
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday he does not view recent U.S. missile strikes on ally Syria as a message for Iran, which he called a "powerful country" that … Click to Continue »
The infamous clown Mahmoud Ahmedinejad has registered to be a candidate in this year's Iranian presidential elections.
By Juan Cole / Informed Comment Having Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who shocked Iran by deciding to run for president again, and Donald Trump in office at the same time could well be a volatile mix.
Well, he’s got this going for him: he knows the job. As “stunned” onlookers watched, former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad registered to run — once again — for president. In doing so, he defied the country’s supreme leader, who told him not to compete. (“I told him he should not participate in that matter,” Khamenei said […]
Iran's former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took the shock move on Wednesday of registering for next month's presidential election, going against the advice of the supreme leader. Ahmadinejad had previously insisted he would...Show More Summary
President Trump received a call from the president of China, urging him to find a peaceful solution to the North Korea crisis. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ditched the press pool before a meeting with Russia President Vladimir Putin. Washington...Show More Summary