Two Candidates Shake Up Iran's Presidential Race as Last-Minute Entries
New York Times
TEHRAN — Iran's presidential race entered a new, unpredictable phase on Saturday when two game-changing politicians, both out of favor with the country's leaders, signed up as candidates in the final minutes of a five-day registration period. Enlarge ...
Last-minute entries reshape Iran's presidential field
Ahmadinejad protégé poses challenge to Iran's leader
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani to stand in Iran presidential election
Senior Iran officials join presidential race
Iranian election authorities say several high-profile politicians, including reformists and allies of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the outgoing president, have registered for presidential elections to be held on June 14. Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf, Tehran's mayor ...
Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani to stand for Iran presidency
Iranian ex-President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has registered for June's presidential election, a few minutes before an official deadline. Correspondents say Mr Rafsanjani, 78, is virtually assured the support of reformers and could pose a real ...
Top presidential aide and former president seek Iran's presidency
Los Angeles Times
TEHRAN -- The run-up to Iran's June presidential elections took a dramatic turn Saturday when two controversial figures -- former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, top aide to outgoing incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ...
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Strong quake jolts southern Iran, 15 injured - USA Today
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV says a strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake has jolted the south of the country, injuring at least 15 people. The report said the quake struck the Arabian Sea port town of Jask at 6:38 a.m. (GMT 2:08 a.m.) Saturday ...
6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Iran
Strong quakes hit Oman and Iran in early hours causing damage
Strong earthquake kills one in southern Iran
Attacks calculated to force Iran's hand - WorldNetDaily
While sources say that the immediate airstrikes were aimed at weapons transfers from Syria to Hezbollah in Lebanon, the intent actually is aimed at provoking a response from Tehran that will provide a basis for an Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear ...
ANALYSIS: Israel's airstrikes on Syria give notice to Iran, US
Iran vows response to alleged IAF strike in Syria
Iran FM warns against Syria crisis spillover across region
Rafsanjani to Run In Iran's Presidential Election
Voice of America
Other candidates include Ali Akbar Velayati, a top adviser to Ayatollah Khamenei on international affairs, and Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili. More than 400 candidates have registered for elections but Iran's Guardian Council - a body ...
Iran Ex-President, Ahmadinejad Aide Join Race as Nominations End
Registration for Iran's June 14 presidential election closed today with two potential front runners signing up at the last minute to determine a replacement to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, one of the ...
Iran lifts ban on Reuters news agency
TEHRAN, Iran -- An Iranian semi-official news agency says a court has lifted a ban on the Reuters news agency, allowing it to restart its operations in Iran. The Saturday report by ISNA quotes deputy culture minister Mohammad Jafar Mohammad Zadeh as ...
Iran allows Reuters to re-open its Tehran bureau
Iran nuke negotiator Jalili enters presidential race
DUBAI - Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, has registered to run for president in the Islamic Republic's June 14 election, the state news agency IRNA said on Saturday. Jalili, a veteran of the 1980s Iran-Iraq war, has since 2007 headed Iran ...