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... headed to the polls on Friday for the first presidential election since the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement, in a vote that could have serious implications for the future of the country and its relationship with the West.
The US decision to stick by the nuclear deal with Iran, despite new sanctions on its missile programme, provided welcome news for President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday, a day before his bid for re-election. The administration of US president Donald ...

Iranian President and presidential candidate, Hassan Rouhani. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani greets reporters and photographers during a flight from the northeastern city of Mashhad to Tehran late on Wednesday.
Supporters of Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, who is running for a second term in office, attend a campaign rally in downtown Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, May 16, 2017.
On May 16, the prominent grandson of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini threw his weight behind President Hassan Rouhani's re-election bid.
Earlier this week, a Khamenei faction newspaper warned President Hassan Rouhani about his re-election campaign. The Resalat publication wrote: "The path you stepped in will result in intrigue and an uprising.

Eshaq Jahangiri, the Iranian first vice president and a candidate in the country's 12th presidential election, has dropped out of the race to back moderate President Hassan Rouhani. He broke the news that he would stand down to give a boost to Rouhani ...
A reformist candidate dropped out of Iran's presidential election on Tuesday and threw his support behind President Hassan Rouhani, in a widely expected move that will strengthen the incumbent's campaign against a hard-liner. Eshaq Jahangiri, senior ...
The elections pits incumbent Hassan Rouhani against conservative candidates Mohammad Ghailbaf and Ebrahim Raisi (there are several other candidates who are not expected to receive more than 5% of the vote).
KELLY: So how likely is it looking that President Rouhani will remain president Rouhani and win another term? ERDBRINK: Well, I'm no fortuneteller, but I think as it is now, it looks increasingly probable that Hassan Rouhani will be Iran's next ...
President Hassan Rouhani said should he win reelection in the Friday vote, he will press ahead with economic reforms to promote social welfare, in an appeal to ...
In this Wednesday May 10, 2017 photo, supporters of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hold his posters for May 19 presidential election in downtown Tehran, Iran.
Tehran: A leading figure of Iran's minority Sunnis endorsed moderate President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday ahead of this week's election, despite the government's "shortcomings".
A leading figure of Iran's minority Sunnis endorsed moderate President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday ahead of this week's election, despite the government's "shortcomings".
The Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, has taken a combative tone in campaigning as conservative rivals pull out all the stops to prevent him from being re-elected.
Ankara: The charismatic 55-year-old mayor of Tehran seems a long-shot contender for Iran's presidency, but could emerge as the main threat to President Hassan Rouhani if he beats other hardliners to emerge as the sole challenger in a second round.
In this photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, center, addresses coal miners during his visit to the site of a deadly mine explosion in Zemestanyourt mine, near Azadshar ...

Iran: The 267 km railway linking Tehran with the city of Hamadan was offiically opened on May 8 by President Hassan Rouhani and Minister of Roads & Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi. Construction of the line began in 2001, but work stopped in 2004 ...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was pelted with eggs during a campaign stop to a remote mine near Iran's border with Turkmenistan after an explosion days earlier killed dozens of miners.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was met by angry protesters during a visit to Azadshahr in northern Iran, on May 7, several days after a tragic mining accident killed over 30 coal miners.
If the incumbent moderate Hassan Rouhani doesn't win a second term, one of his conservative challengers would likely take his place.
Tehran - Angry miners grieving the deaths of dozens of co-workers trapped after an explosion blocked the convoy of President Hassan Rouhani over the weekend, an extraordinary display of public anger two weeks before presidential elections. Workers ...
Two weeks ahead of the Iranian presidential election, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has increased his criticisms of the policies endorsed by President Hassan Rouhani. A week after indirectly criticizing the president for suggesting that ...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his emphatic victory in the French presidential election, expressing hope that the relations between the two countries would further deepen in line with their common interests.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani launched a scathing attack on his conservative election rivals on Monday, saying their era of "violence and extremism" was over.
Foreign policy has traditionally come second to domestic issues in Iranian presidential elections. Yet ever since the 2013 presidential election, foreign policy debates have come to the fore.
Tehran, Iran (AP) - Angry coal miners besieged a car carrying Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday after he visited the site of a deadly mine explosion, a rare protest targeting the nation's top elected official as he campaigns for re-election ...
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani faced furious protests from coal miners and their families on Sunday when he visited the site of an accident that claimed dozens of lives, two weeks ahead of an election.
An Iranian semi-official news agency is saying state TV has censored a documentary released by President Hassan Rouhani's campaign, ahead of the upcoming presidential election. The Saturday report by ILNA did not elaborate but a Rouhani campaign ...
The government of President Hassan Rouhani has announced the passage of a new amendment intended to block police from preventing sanctioned music concerts without a court order.
Iran's armed forces warned President Hassan Rouhani against discussing the country's defence programme after he criticised the anti-Israel slogans written on the side of ballistic missiles, local media reported Saturday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani slammed conservative opponents for allegedly attempting to sabotage the nuclear deal with world powers on Friday, in criticism voiced during the second election debate.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has sent a letter of condolences to President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani. "I was deeply saddened by the news of heavy casualties as a result of an explosion in a coal mine in Golestan province ...
A hard-line candidate has challenged Iranian President Hassan Rouhani over the nuclear deal with world powers during a televised debate, while the incumbent accused hard-liners of attempting to derail the accord.
The debate will gather incumbent President Hassan Rouhani, First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri, Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf, member of Iran's Expediency Council Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim, Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, the current custodian of the ...
Compared to such hard-line factions, current President Hassan Rouhani, who pushed for the nuclear deal, is relatively moderate - though he learned from Khatami's experience not to challenge regime rules too vigorously, or while politically weak.
Given his record, winning this election ought to be easy for incumbent Hassan Rouhani - but his re-election is by no means a certainty.
... to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on May 4, regarding the coal mine collapse in Golestan province which killed dozens, the President's Office told ARMENPRESS.
... Hassan Rouhani on the deadly coal mine explosion in Iran's Golestan province, which killed dozens. The President's Office told ARMENPRESS President Sargsyan expressed his support and condolences to President Rouhani, endurance and patience to ...
... to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on May 4, regarding the coal mine collapse in Golestan province which killed dozens, the President's Office told ARMENPRESS.
Hassan Rouhani's hardline challengers for the presidency, some of whom are close to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, say he traded away too much in a 2015 deal with world powers that limited Iran's nuclear work but failed to deliver sufficient ...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani officially launched the production line of Peugeot 2008 and the locally designed IKCO Dena+.
On April 20, Iran's Guardian Council announced the slate of six candidates who will compete in the May 19 presidential elections.
With less than three weeks to go before national elections, President Hassan Rouhani, who is running for re-election, was the target of a barrage of criticism from none other than the Supreme Ruler, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Incumbent Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, who is running for a second term, has lashed out at the internal critics of the historic nuclear deal signed under his administration between Tehran and the six world powers, saying "some people" are ...
Criticizing the incumbent administration, Mirsalim said although he does not put the blame for the depressed economy on this government and believes current problems started piling up "15 years ago", President Hassan Rouhani's policies have failed to ...
Iran's self-sufficiency in food production has improved by 24% since the government of President Hassan Rouhani took office, mainly thanks to higher production ...
President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated a new refinery that produces some 12 million liters (3.17 million gallons) of gasoline in its first phase, according to the report.
Ankara: Hardline conservative challengers accused Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in an election debate on Friday of failing to revive the economy even after a diplomatic thaw with the West he has touted as the key to attracting new investment.
Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wrote a letter to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Iran's foreign ministry summoned the Pakistani ambassador on Friday in protest against "a cross-border raid by rebels" in which at least nine Iranian guards were ...





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