Iran can no longer downplay its intervention in Syria’s civil war; there are too many public funerals these days. Two generals were killed in action this month. So was a senior bodyguard of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In recent weeks, senior Revolutionary Guards commanders—advertised as “military advisers”—have died on three separate fronts.
ANKARA (Reuters) - A former bodyguard of Iran's hardline former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been killed in Syria while defending a religious site near Aleppo, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Friday.
For the Iranian government, the timing of a release of a political hostage is everything. I was released just days before President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad traveled to New York for the United Nations General Assembly. My release was timed to soften the president’s image in light of the rampant human rights condemnations against him.
While nearing the end of his first term, the former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad boldly termed the tough, cruel economic sanctions against Iran as "scraps of paper", naively advising the world powers to "issue [UNSC] resolutions...Show More Summary
By Saeed Rahnema | (OpenDemocracy) | – – Netanyahu did have Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, disgraced former Iranian President, who with the support of Khamenei, would say one foul thing after another about Israel.…
The NSA intercepted and spied on all telephone calls and correspondence, as well bugged the hotel rooms of all 143 members of the Iranian delegation, including then-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, during the 62nd UN General Assembly in New York in 2007, NBC reported.
Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appears to be considering a return to politics, recently delivering a campaign-style speech where he roused supporters and warned that — despite an historic nuclear deal — America remains an enemy of the Islamic Republic. Show More Summary
Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a political campaign ahead of February’s parliamentary elections in what could prove a challenge to the moderates behind a landmark nuclear agreement reached last month. Few expect a rerun of Ahmadinejad’s surprise victory in the 2005 elections, which kicked off an eight-year presidency marked by confrontation with the […]
Hey, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has retired as president of Iran. Why didn't NBC hire him and cut out the middle-man? But seriously, what did NBC think it was getting when it hired as a "contributor" someone who served as Ahmadinejad's translator...Show More Summary
Several years ago when Iran’s president at the time, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, visited the United States a member of the press asked him about how living conditions were for homosexuals in his country. He stated at the time there there were no gays ‘living’ in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The fact is that homosexuality is […]
For some time now, Iran's former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been back in the country's political scene -- no longer hidden from view, as it were. And so, the world once more has had to hear his strange, inflammatory statements.Read full article >>
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian authorities detained a former vice-president on Monday on undeclared charges, local news agencies reported, months after another deputy to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was sentenced in a graft scandal.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - In late January, a former deputy of conservative ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who has been jailed for embezzlement raised explosive allegations which have now spurred speculation Ahmadinejad himself could face charges.
From 2007 to at least 2010, there was a flight from Caracas, Venezuela to Tehran, Iran that made a stop in Damascus, Syria. Hugo Chavez and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reportedly called it 'Aeroterror.' Only government officials with a special...Show More Summary
Now that the repressive regime of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has finally left the scene since he was ineligible to run again in 2014, and the perceived more moderate administration of Hassan Rouhani has risen to power, an easing of tensions between the U.S. Show More Summary
Mohammad Reza Rahimi, an official under ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, sent to Evin prison to begin five-year term.
Few expected Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to fade into the political twilight when he packed up his things at the Iranian president’s office in 2013.He’s too young. Too ambitious. Too comfortably combative.He may now be plotting the trajectory of his return one click at a time. Show More Summary
“Iran’s hardline former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday launched his official website, in a possible return to the political scene a year before legislative elections,” AFP reports. “The hardline conservative has stayed out of the public eye since his mandate [...] The post Ahmadinejad Eyes Possible Return in Iran appeared first on Political Wire.
2015 extends the crises of the Middle East. They impact the entire world, starting with the riots from 2009, continuing with the disastrous policies of the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad government and culminating with the Arab Spring chaos. "The blast" (like the blast of an explosion) of the revolution revives existing conflicts. Show More Summary
THE gaping political rift between Iran and the West can be attributed to many things, from the fiery rhetoric of the former Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to the geopolitics of oil. But perhaps the biggest stumbling block to a more productive dialogue is a profound lack of understanding. Show More Summary