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Former judge Ebrahim Raisi was the leading rival to the incumbent President Hassan Rouhani in the 2017 election, and long the topic of media speculation for this year's race.

Mehdi Sobhani was reportedly appointed based on the suggestion of Tehran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who headed a delegation which arrived in Syria on Thursday.

Ahmadinejad will run in presidential race: Iran state TV

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Ahmadinejad will run in presidential race: Iran state TV

Iran opened registration on Tuesday, kicking off the race as uncertainty looms over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers.

Who are the main candidates in Iran's presidential elections?

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Who are the main candidates in Iran's presidential elections?

With the registration process for Iran’s election set to last five days, The New Arab provides a brief run-through of names to keep an eye on.

Iran candidates register for presidential election

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Iran candidates register for presidential election

The country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has in recent months urged for high turnout, expressing hope that this would encourage the ...

Thomas O. Falk

How the ‘Zarifgate tapes' exposed Iran’s bitter power struggle

In-depth: Leaked tapes of Foreign Minister Javad Zarif touched on the Revolutionary Guard and Qasem Soleimani, revealing deep political rifts.

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Iranian conservatives call for Zarif's execution following audio-leak

Following the leak of an audio recording in which Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif criticised the power of assassinated commander Qasem ...

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Shakeup in Iran’s presidential office after leaked tape

Changes have been made by President Hassan Rouhani following a leaked conversation featuring the Iranian foreign minister.

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Iran audio-leak aimed at 'discord' amid nuclear talks: president

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says leaked audio of Foreign Minister Javad Zarif criticising assassinated commander Qasem Soleimani ...

Iran’s Zarif regrets leaked audio of Soleimani criticism

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Iran’s Zarif regrets leaked audio of Soleimani criticism

In an Instagram post, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he regretted the “domestic infighting” caused by a leak of a recording ...

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UK government questioned on Iranian debt on Nazanin's case

A British government minister is defending the steps taken by the government to push for the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

Iran president calls leaked Zarif audio 'conspiracy', demands probe

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Iran president calls leaked Zarif audio 'conspiracy', demands probe

Iran's president has ordered a probe into the leaked audio in which the foreign minister says the military was too influential in diplomacy.

Explosive-laden 'drone' boat targets Saudi port of Yanbu

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Explosive-laden 'drone' boat targets Saudi port of Yanbu

The Saudi port of Yanbu experienced an 'incident' in the Red Sea, with warnings of a possible attack.

US gives Iran 'examples' of sanctions it could lift

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US gives Iran 'examples' of sanctions it could lift

The United States has revealed a set of possible sanctions it could lift if Iran under a return to a nuclear accord.

Israel and Iran's escalating shadow war at sea

Thomas O. Falk

Israel and Iran's escalating shadow war at sea

Analysis: Israel and Iran have been engaged in a covert war for years. Now ships are coming under attack at sea.

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Iran sees highest daily death toll in months

Iran lost 405 people to Covid-19 on the latest count by health authorities, bringing its total death toll to 66,732.

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Iran brushes aside concerns over 'peaceful' nuclear programme

President Rouhani said new Iranian enrichment was not a sign the country was 'seeking to obtain the atomic bomb'.

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Iran's supreme leader: Vienna offers 'not worth looking at’

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has dismissed offers made at recent talks in Vienna between Iran and major world powers.

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Europe powers express 'grave concern' over Iran enrichment move

Iran’s announcement that they will increase uranium enrichment to 60 precent has worried European nations, who are trying to restart the Iran ...

<em>Rouhani</em> calls 60 percent enrichment an answer to 'evilness'

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Rouhani calls 60 percent enrichment an answer to 'evilness'

Hasan Rouhani has said that raising the level of uranium enrichment is a direct response to the attack that targeted the Natanz ...

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Iran vows to enrich uranium to 60%

The announcement has been confirmed by the UN's nuclear watchdog and comes after an explosion knocked out power at Iran's main nuclear facility.

Zarif and Lavrov meet in Tehran, discuss US sanctions

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Zarif and Lavrov meet in Tehran, discuss US sanctions

Iran and Russia warned that an attack on the Natanz atomic site and new EU sanctions could harm ongoing negotiations.

Tehran announces Ramadan starts Wednesday in Iran

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Tehran announces Ramadan starts Wednesday in Iran

Tehran, which is a majority Shia country, has announced that it will commence Ramadan on Wednesday.

Iran limits cooperation with EU over sanctions

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Iran limits cooperation with EU over sanctions

Iran's foreign ministry said it is suspending cooperation with the European Union in various fields following the bloc's decision to blacklist ...

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