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Iranians Vote in Contest Likely To Shape Post-Sanctions Era

By Samia Nakhoul TEHRAN, Feb 26 – Iranians voted in two crucial elections on Friday, with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urging a big turnout in order to frustrate Tehran’s foes, a remark reflecting the Islamic Republic’s traditionally anti-Western policies. The vote, Iran‘s first since last year’s nuclear deal with world powers, could determine whether the Islamic

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Hundreds More Candidates Allowed to Contest Iran Election

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI, Feb 7 – Iran’s powerful election vetting body, the Guardian Council, decided on Saturday to allow hundreds more candidates to take part in a parliamentary election this month, in a move that rekindled the hopes of reformists and moderates. A power struggle between Iranian conservatives and reformists has intensified since the

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Iran’s Rouhani Says Main Problem in Syria is Terrorism

By John Irish PARIS, Jan 29 – The Syrian people must be left to decide their own future, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday, adding that defeating terrorism was Syria’s main problem and not who is running the country. On the first official visit to France by an Iranian president since 1999, Rouhani also

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Iran’s President Says It’s Up to Muslims to Correct Islam’s Image

DUBAI, Dec 27 – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that Muslims must improve the image of their religion, which has been tarnished by the violence of hardline groups such as Daesh. “It is our greatest duty today to correct the image of Islam in world public opinion,” Rouhani told a conference on Islamic

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Iran’s Rouhani Cancels Italy, France Visits Over Paris Attacks

DUBAI, Nov 14 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday canceled a visit to Italy and France following deadly attacks in Paris, while the foreign minister decided to attend Vienna talks on Syria to address threats of extremism. Gunmen and bombers attacked restaurants, a concert hall and a sports stadium at locations across Paris on Friday,

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