Well-known tycoon Babak Zanjani linked to shady oil sales during the controversial rule of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Fears Tehran will suffer under Trump are countered by view that Iran copes better with a Republican in the White House A cartoon in the Iranian satirical magazine Khat-khati depicts former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a student at the lectern of his teacher, Donald Trump. Show More Summary
Former hardline president says supreme leader Ali Khamenei ‘recommended’ he should not run during a meeting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian hardliner who presided over a period of deepening and damaging sanctions, has been blocked from...Show More Summary
Last spring, in small towns and mosques across Iran, former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Islamic Republic’s leading populist, began campaigning to “redefine revolutionary ideals.” He condemned his successor, Hassan Rouhani, as “incompetent” and chastised his government for last year’s historic nuclear deal with the world’s six major powers. Show More Summary
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will not run for president in next year’s Iranian election, he said on Tuesday, bowing to the wishes of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who warned his candidacy would increase divisions in Iran. “In carrying out the intentions of the leader of the revolution, I have no plans to take part in the […]
Iran’s most powerful figure has appeared to block any prospective attempt by former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to seek re-election next year by telling him not to run, state media reported Monday. Ahmadinejad, a hardline conservative in the Iranian elite, served two terms as Iranian president from 2005 to 2013. Show More Summary
Former hardline Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday he will not compete in next year's presidential vote, following advice from Iran's supreme leader, media reported. "In following the will of the great leader of the revolution,...Show More Summary
With political pressure mounting on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ahead of elections next year, Tehran has been abuzz with rumors that combative former leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was considering a comeback. Not so fast, Iran’s supreme leader said Monday. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the most powerful figure in Iran, told an audience that Ahmadinejad had asked his […]
Iranian conservatives called on former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to stay out of next year's election following a speech by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday. In a cautiously worded statement ahead of a theological class,...Show More Summary
With political pressure mounting on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ahead of elections next year, Tehran was abuzz with rumors that the combative former leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was considering a comeback. Not so fast, Iran’s Supreme Leader said Monday. Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told an audience...
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader has told former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not to stand again in next year's elections, state media reported on Monday, effectively eliminating a major challenger to pragmatist incumbent Hassan Rouhani.
I was born after the Islamic revolution 1979 in the city of Esfahan, Iran. Unlike many other Iranian-Americans, I lived, studied, and grew up most of life in Iran, including under the presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and leadership of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) Most readers, I’m pretty sure, recall that in the summer of 2009, after the dubious election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranians began an uprising. They hoped for support of some kind from the United States. That that support didn’t come. Show More Summary
Give them an inch, they’ll push for a mile. In this case, give them $400 million and they’ll demand $2 billion. Sure. Why not? Iran’s former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent a letter on Monday to President Barack Obama, asking him to “quickly fix” a U.S. Show More Summary
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad urged US leader Barack Obama "not to let the historical defamation and bitter incident be recorded under his name."
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's intention to put forward his candidacy at the presidential election is inaccurate information, according to a source.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - On a podium decorated as a bunker from the Iran-Iraq war, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad woos a crowd of hundreds with an anti-Western speech reminiscent of his fiery addresses as Iran's president.
The political behavior of Iranian people is not always easily predictable or discernable. Even though there are hints as to the reasons why they voted for the ultra-conservative Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to become president and embroil the...Show More Summary
Hold onto your hats, because Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has resurfaced!
The Islamic Republic hit the highest rate of executing people since 1989. The official number indicates that Iran executed nearly two times more people in 2015 in comparison to 2010 when the hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was...Show More Summary