Analysis: Stakes rise as Iran can fuel ‘several’ atom bombsJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran has enough highly enriched uranium to build “several” nuclear weapons if it chooses, the United Nations' top nuclear official is now warning. But diplomatic efforts aimed at again limiting its atomic program seem more unlikely than ever before as Tehran arms Russia in its war on Ukraine and as unrest shakes the Islamic Republic.
Reporte: Arrestan a activista prorreforma en IránJuly 10, 2022 GMT
DUBAI, Emiratos Árabes Unidos (AP) — Las autoridades iraníes arrestaron a un activista abiertamente prorreforma al que acusan de conspirar contra la seguridad del Estado, informó la prensa semioficial de Irán el sábado.
Analysis: Subdued Iran vote will still impact wider MideastJune 15, 2021 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's presidential election on Friday, though likely more a coronation for a hard-line candidate long cultivated by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, still carries implications for a wider Middle East already roiled by years of tensions between Tehran and the West.
Iran cleric who founded Hezbollah, survived book bomb, diesJune 7, 2021 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ali Akbar Mohtashamipour, a Shiite cleric who as Iran's ambassador to Syria helped found the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and lost his right hand to a book bombing reportedly carried out by Israel, died Monday of the coronavirus.
Iran’s president appeals to top leader to add candidatesMay 26, 2021 GMT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday he wrote the country’s supreme leader to protest a decision by an election watchdog to reject high-profile nominees for the June 18 presidential election.
Hard-liner Ahmadinejad again seeks to be Iran’s presidentMay 12, 2021 GMT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad registered Wednesday to run again for the Islamic Republic's presidency, raising the possibility that the populist leader who rapidly advanced Tehran's nuclear program to challenge the West could return to the country's top civilian post...
Persian music master Shajarian who backed Iran protests diesOctober 8, 2020 GMT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Mohammad Reza Shajarian, whose distinctive voice quavered to traditional Persian music on state radio for years before supporting protesters following Iran’s contested 2009 election, has died, state TV reported Thursday...
Iran president fails to appease lawmakers in economic crisisAugust 28, 2018 GMT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani failed to convince parliament on Tuesday that his plans will pull the country out of an economic nosedive worsened by America's withdrawal from the nuclear deal, further isolating his relatively moderate administration amid nationwide anger...
Iran’s Ahmadinejad opines on Trump, James spatAugust 5, 2018 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's quest to return to the spotlight now includes weighing in on a spat between President Donald Trump and basketball star LeBron James...
Key moments surrounding Iran’s now-threatened nuclear dealMay 8, 2018 GMT
President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he will pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, a 2015 agreement that capped over a decade of hostility between Tehran and the West over its atomic program...
2009 vs now: How Iran’s new protests compare to the pastJanuary 3, 2018 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Nearly nine years ago, the upheaval was stunning. Massive crowds marched through the streets of Iran's capital and other cities demanding change in the first major unrest to shake the rule of hard-line Muslim clerics over the country since they came to power in 1979...
Iran to probe state-built homes destroyed by deadly quakeNovember 14, 2017 GMT
SARPOL-E-ZAHAB, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani launched an investigation Tuesday into why government housing built by his hard-line predecessor collapsed while others withstood a powerful earthquake near the border with Iraq that killed more than 530 people...
A look at Iran’s presidential candidatesApril 20, 2017 GMT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has announced the final list of candidates for next month's presidential race, which will largely serve as a referendum on the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
President Hassan Rouhani is widely seen as the front-runner, but could face tough competition from hard-line cleric Ebrahim Raisi, who is close to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and popular among hard-liners...
AP Interview: Iran’s Ahmadinejad sees no threat from USApril 15, 2017 GMT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday he does not view recent U...
Hard-line ex-leader Ahmadinejad stuns Iran with election bidApril 12, 2017 GMT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Stunning Iran and disregarding the words of its supreme leader, former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad registered Wednesday to run in the country's May presidential election and upended a contest largely expected to be won by its moderate incumbent...
The Latest: Iran’s Ahmadinejad defends decision to runApril 12, 2017 GMT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on Iran's upcoming presidential election after former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defied the advice of the supreme leader and registered to run (all times local):
Report: Former Iran vice president convictedSeptember 1, 2014 GMT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's former vice president has been convicted of a charge that includes a prison term and a cash fine, a spokesman for the Islamic Republic's judiciary said Monday, though details about the case were not announced.
Iran parliament to question Ahmadinejad over fraudOctober 30, 2011 GMT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's parliament is set to summon President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for questioning over an economic scandal and his polices after the required number of lawmakers signed a petition Sunday, the latest salvo in a long battle between the president and his rivals.
Iran strategy in nuclear talks: Stand its groundNovember 22, 2010 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In one of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's first major policy speeches back in 2005, he laid out some bedrock principles: Iran will never halt uranium enrichment and the West needs to deal with the Islamic Republic on equal footing.