Hassan Rowhani

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iran’s president meets newly elected successor

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president has discussed transferring power in a meeting with his newly elected successor, the official IRNA news agency reported Tuesday. The report said President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad congratulated Hasan Rowhani on […]

06/18/2013

Hasan Rowhani, President elect of Iran. (AP Photo)

Iran’s Rowhani urges ‘path of moderation’

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s newly-elected president is promising to be more open about the country’s nuclear program. But at the same time, Hasan Rowhani is opposing any stop to Iran’s enrichment of uranium. The […]

06/17/2013

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iran voters draw spirit in showdown atmosphere

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader delivered a salty rebuke to the U.S. Friday as Iranians lined up to vote in a presidential election that has suddenly become a showdown across the Islamic Republic’s […]

06/14/2013

Ballot boxes for the Iran elections. (AP Photo)

5 things to know about Iran’s presidential vote

(The Associated Press) –  Iran holds its presidential election Friday. Here are five things you should know: THE FIELD Iran’s election overseers allowed eight candidates on the ballot to succeed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who cannot […]

06/14/2013