Hezbollah in the fight in Syria to win, backed by Iran
BEIRUT — At the very end of a small street in the Shiite suburbs of Beirut, Abou Ali, a Hezbollah fighter, talks of why he is fighting fellow Muslims in Syria. The Syrians who have rebelled against President Bashar Assad are "Takfiris," he said, Sunni ...
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Iran Leader's Election Bid: Taming the Presidency
At the height of Iran's internal political clashes in late 2011, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei became so exasperated that he warned the Islamic Republic could someday drop the office of an elected president. The threat was quickly dismissed as ...
Iran's supreme leader backs no candidate, but throws clout behind 'small ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
TEHRAN, Iran — At the height of Iran's internal political clashes in late 2011, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei became so exasperated that he warned the Islamic Republic could someday drop the office of an elected president. The threat was ...
Trying too Hard with Iran
Small-town Iran: Voters' worries ahead of election
"I don't know who I will vote for but I cannot sit idly by," says Arastoo, a 37-year-old shopkeeper in the ancient bazaar in Kashan, some 225km (140 miles) south of Iran's capital, Tehran. Ahead of the presidential election on 14 June, people here are ...
Arabs press Iran on atomic reactor safety
VIENNA (Reuters) - Arab Gulf states sought reassurances from Iran at a U.N. nuclear agency meeting this week over the safety of its only atomic energy plant, which is located in an earthquake-prone coastal area, diplomats said on Thursday. The Bushehr ...
Wall Street Journal- India
Iran on our back porch: Column
The 502-page report pins the blame for the attack -- which killed 85 and wounded hundreds more in what experts call Latin America's 9/11 -- squarely on the Islamic Republic of Iran. In doing so, it provides a timely reminder that Iran's radical regime ...
Iran, Hezbollah mine Latin America for revenue, recruits, analysts say
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The Weekly Standard
Useless Rial Is US Goal in New Iran Sanctions, Treasury Says
The U.S. wants to make Iran's currency useless in global commerce through an executive order that gives financial institutions a July 1 deadline to stop dealing in rials or face sanctions, Treasury official David Cohen said. President Barack Obama ...
Lawmakers in new drive to slash Iran's oil sales to a trickle
Lessons from Syria for Iran
US firms, not Iran, suffering as result of oil bans: Iranian MP
New York Times
A Spiritual Center of Power Is a Required Stop on Iran's Campaign Trail
New York Times
QUM, Iran — Qum, home to some of Iran's most influential clerics, is not just Iran's holiest city, but one of its most powerful, a Shiite Vatican in the desert that can make or break any Iranian political career. So it is not surprising that it has ...
Iran presidential candidates debate freedoms
Associated Press/Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, Mehdi Dehghan - In this photo released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, presidential candidates from right, Mohammad …more Gharazi, Mohammad Reza ...
Foreign Policy (blog)
Learning from Iran's elections
Foreign Policy (blog)
The field of candidates may be limited, but the outside world can still learn a lot from Iran's 2013 presidential poll. The election will provide three pivotal metrics about the Islamic republic now that the Ahmadinejad era is ending. First, the (real ...
Iran election candidates unite against quiz format of TV debate
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