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Ahmadinejad's return to public eye in Iran fuels talk of a comeback

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.

Iranians Voted for Engagement Twice: Now It's the West's Turn

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

Iran's Executions and Human Rights Abuses Hit 27 year high- Iran Lord of Executions

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

Iran Sentences Tycoon to Death for Corruption

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

An Iranian court has sentenced a well-known tycoon to death for corruption linked to oil sales during the rule of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the judiciary spokesman said Sunday.

Iran sentences billionaire businessman to death

Well-known tycoon Babak Zanjani linked to shady oil sales during the controversial rule of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Tehran Is ‘Liberated Territory’ as Pragmatists and Centrists Win Iranian Capital and Expert Assembly

3 months agoNews : Truthdig

The era of Iran’s former president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, also onetime mayor of Tehran, is completely over.

“Tehran is liberated territory” as Pragmatists & Centrists win Iranian Capital & Expert Assembly

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – The era of former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, also a former mayor of Tehran, is completely over. Ahmadinejad’s so-called spiritual mentor, Mohammad-Taqi Misbah-Yazdi…

Iran’s Generals Are Dying in Syria

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.

Former bodyguard of Iran's ex-president killed in Syria: Fars

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.

I was held in Iran for 13 months: This is why I think Jason Rezaian may be freed

7 months agoNews : The Great Debate

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.

The Story of the Iran Deal and the "Scraps of Paper" That Are Gone!

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

Netanyahu’s Tango with the Ayatollah: Why Israeli & Iranian Hardliners Need Each Other

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.…

NSA, Mossad Bugged Iran Nuclear Talks but Tehran ‘Was Ready for it’

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.

Ever the Firebrand, Ahmadinejad Seems to Want to Mount a Comeback in Iran

10 months agoNews : Vice News

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

Ahmadinejad tells Iranians not to forget that U.S. is their enemy

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 […]

Ahmadinejad Translator/NBC Contributor: US Not Giving Anything, Iran Giving Everything

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

-Iran Forces Gays to Have Sex Change Surgeries

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 […]

Iran’s Ahmadinejad says the U.S. is out to get the Hidden Imam, who, um, disappeared in the 10th century

11 months agoNews : BlogPost

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 >>

Deputy of former Iranian president Ahmadinejad arrested

12 months agoNews : Reuters: World News

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.

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