TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says a decision by election overseers to disqualify his top aide from an upcoming presidential race is an act of "oppression" and he will take the case to the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he will contest the disqualification of his ally Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei from next month’s presidential poll. Mr Mashaei and ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani have been excluded by the Guardian Council, which vets election candidates. The eight men cleared to stand are all considered conservatives. The Guardian Council is loyal to [...]
Ex-president Hashemi Rafsanjani and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ally disqualified from running in presidential polls.
Hundreds of hopeful Iranians, including thirty women, have registered as candidates to replace President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the forthcoming election even though they have no chance whatsoever of being elected.
Five-time host Ben Affleck brought out wife Jennifer Garner for his opening SNL monologue, then poked fun at his Oscar cred and his Gigli past in a Argo bit featuring Fred Armisen as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as Affleck:
The race to replace Iran’s deeply polarizing president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, officially opened last week with the registration of prospective candidates, and already the campaign promises to be an utterly fascinating ride through the unpredictable politics of the Islamic Republic. Show More Summary
Outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has once again infuriated the clerical establishment by accompanying his close aide, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, to register as a candidate in the presidential election next month. Not only...Show More Summary
Hard-line Iranian lawmakers have petitioned authorities to bar two contenders — a moderate former president and a protege of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad — from running in next month’s presidential election. According to a report Wednesday by the semi-official Fars news agency, about 100 lawmakers appealed to the country’s Guardian Council, which vets and short-lists all those [...]
On Saturday, the five-day registration period for Iran's June 14 presidential election came to a dramatic close when several last-minute candidates entered the running. And buried deep in news articles reporting the participation ofShow More Summary
Whap! Hah-Hah Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may face 74 lashes for breaking the electoral rules. Al-Arabiya reported: After accompanying his former chief of staff to register for June’s presidential vote, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may face punishment if charged with … Continue reading ?
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's time is nearly up and nearly 700 candidates are vying to replace him as president of Iran, CNN reports. Iranian authorities say 686 hopefuls have registered for the election next month—but all the candidates need to be vetted by the Guardian Council controlled by Supreme Leader Ayatollah...
An Iranian government spokesman has dismissed a media report claiming President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could face 74 lashes for breaking the country's election rules, the official IRNA news agency said on Monday.
Faithful readers of Iran's state-run news outlets might have noticed a lot of hype this week about President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's plans to unveil a new Iranian-made surveillance and combat drone -- the country's "most advanced" yet -- called Epic (Hemaseh in Farsi). Well, it's here. Show More Summary
For eight years, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has played the role of global provocateur-in-chief: questioning the Holocaust, saying Israel should be erased from the map and painting U.N resolutions as worthless.
Reports indicate Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was arrested by Iran's Revolutionary Guard on April 29 and "held for seven hours." Ahmadinejad was allegedly traveling in a convoy comprised of his security detail when he his security advisor told him Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Hosseini Khamenei had an "urgent matter" to discuss with him. Show More Summary
According to Payvand site and several bloggers, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was swarmed by a group of Iranians protesting the loss of their money in the Tabriz Nasr Secured Loans Fund. Written by Farid · comments (0) Share: Donate · facebook · twitter · reddit · StumbleUpon · delicious ·...
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad criticises foreign presence in the Gulf and the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
Israeli threats to attack Iran's nuclear sites are the harmless barking of a dog, Iran's military said on Thursday, marking the last Army Day ceremony of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's presidency with trademark acerbic rhetoric against the Jewish...Show More Summary
Updated below Filmmaker Oliver Stone is expected to visit Tehran in the near future to negotiate arrangements for a film about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian press reported last week. “We have announced that he has asked for permission to travel to Iran for direct negotiations and to plan the project,” one official told [...]Show More Summary
Some noteworthy new reports of the Congressional Research Service that have not been made readily available to the public include the following (all pdf). “Iran: Profile and Statements of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,” January 16, 2007. “Iraq: Regional Perspectives and U.S. Policy,” January 12, 2007. “A Joint Committee on Intelligence: Proposals and Options from the 9/11 [...]Show More Summary