Iran to resume nuclear talks with world powers on November 29

Iran’s talks with world powers aimed at reinstating a 2015 nuclear deal will resume on November 29, its top nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, said on Wednesday, as Western concerns over Tehran’s nuclear advances grow. “In a phone call with @enriquemora_ , we agreed to start the negotiations aiming at removal of unlawful & inhumane… Read More Iran to resume nuclear talks with world powers on November 29

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says nation wants nuclear talks which lead to lifting of U.S. sanctions

Iran wants to resume nuclear talks with world powers that would lead to removal of U.S. sanctions, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi told the annual U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday as negotiations about reinstating a 2015 nuclear pact have stalled. “The Islamic Republic considers the useful talks whose ultimate outcome is the lifting of all oppressive… Read More Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says nation wants nuclear talks which lead to lifting of U.S. sanctions

Iraqi PM Mustafa al-Kadhemi meets with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi became the first foreign leader on Sunday to visit and meet with Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi since the hardliner took office in August. Iraq has been trying to mediate between Tehran and its Gulf Arab foes, including Saudi Arabia, in the hope of stopping its neighbours settling scores on its… Read More Iraqi PM Mustafa al-Kadhemi meets with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi

Iran swears in hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi as president

Hardline Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi took the oath of office before parliament on Thursday, with the Islamic Republic’s clerical rulers facing growing crises at home and abroad. The mid-ranking Shi’ite cleric formally started his four-year term on Tuesday when supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei endorsed his victory in the June election, when most prominent rivals… Read More Iran swears in hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi as president

Hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi wins Iran’s presidential election

Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline judge who is under U.S. sanctions for human rights abuses, secured victory as expected on Saturday in Iran’s presidential election after a contest marked by voter apathy over economic hardships and political restrictions. With all 28.9 million ballots counted, Raisi was elected with a tally of 17.9 million, Interior Minister Abdolreza… Read More Hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi wins Iran’s presidential election

Hardline judge favourite as Iranians vote in presidential election

Iranians voted on Friday in a presidential election likely to be won by a hardline judge subject to U.S. sanctions, though many are expected to ignore the ballot amid economic hardship and calls for a boycott by liberals at home and abroad. With uncertainty surrounding Iran’s efforts to revive its 2015 nuclear deal with six… Read More Hardline judge favourite as Iranians vote in presidential election

Former Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani demands explanation for vote disqualification

The former speaker of the Iranian parliament Ali Larijani demanded on Saturday an explanation from an election watchdog on why he was barred from running in next week’s presidential vote. Last month, the hardline Guardian Council approved just seven hopefuls to stand in Friday’s poll and disqualified several prominent candidates, including Larijani and former president… Read More Former Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani demands explanation for vote disqualification